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Mt. Olive International Mother Jones Festival

Event date: 5/1/2022 12:00 PM Export event
Jenni Dahl
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Mt. Olive International Mother Jones Festival

Mt. Olive International Mother Jones Festival

May Day Program   Union Miners Cemetery   May 1st 12:00 pm


Speeches by Tim Drea, AFL-CIO and Steve Earle, UMW District 12

Dedication of the Mother Jones’ Children Commemorative Bench

The husband and children of Mother Jones died during the 1867 yellow fever epidemic. 

This bench is the world’s first commemorative site honoring Mother Jones’ lost family.

Greetings from Cork, Ireland, birthplace of Mother Jones.

Speeches by General Bradley and Mother Jones

Music by Wildflower Conspiracy and Nick Krumwiede

Downtown Mount Olive Street Festival   May 1     2 to 5 pm

Visit the Mother Jones Museum  Children’s Activities   Magician Randy Thompson    

Off the Wall Tacos Food Truck    Labor Songs    Fire Truck Rides

Three authors will discuss coalmining, immigrants, and labor strife: 

Elizabeth Rodenz will discuss her book Josephine, about coalmining in western Pennsylvania and Mother Jones’ involvement in the 1910-11 strikes.

Ginny Savage Ayers will discuss her book: Never Justice, Never Peace: Mother Jones and the Miner Rebellion at Paint and Cabin Creeks

Dr. Fawn-Amber Montoya, editor of Making an American Workforce, will discuss her oral history work with immigrant families in the coal fields.

Mother Jones Hellraiser Kazoo Co. Coffee and Cookies from B & K Bakery

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