|1914 International Woman's Day|
Also, check out the blog for the National Women's History Museum (& consider becoming a member, I am!). http://www.nwhm.org/blog/its-womens-history-month/
Also, the League of Women Voters of Saratoga County is hosting an event next Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Gideon Putnam Hotel. It is a breakfast buffet and performance entitled Mother Jones: A Dangerous Woman. http://www.lwvsaratoga.org/
Mary Harris was born in 1837 in Cork, Ireland and immigrated to Canada around 1851. She married union organizer George E. Jones 10 years later & set up a dressmaking business in Memphis, TN. After her husband & children died of yellow fever, she moved to Chicago & set up another dressmaking business, only to loose it in the Great Chicago Fire. By the 1880s she was linked to the labor movement, but was NOT a suffragist saying "You don't need the vote to raise hell!" Mother Jones died in 1930.*
|Mother Jones 1902^|
Happy National Women's History Month!
P.S. Don't forget to visit St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Hill St in the village of Greenwich this Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a "Vendor Blender" craft fair. My mom will be there with quilts (& some of my embroidery) to sell!