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Mother Jones Heritage Project

Coalfield Rest Area, Southbound I-55

We introduce the story of Mother Jones and the rebellious miners of Illinois. Listen to actress Vivian Nesbitt performing a speech or excerpts from Mother Jones' autobiography on topics like child labor, the early labor movement, and the struggle to organize.

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    Mother Jones & Illinois' rebel miners

    Mother Jones & Illinois' rebel miners

    Learn the story of Illinois miner communities

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    Mother Jones and the coalfields of Illinois

    Mother Jones and the coalfields of Illinois

    Learn more about the story behind this marker

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    Mother Jones and child labor

    Mother Jones and child labor

    Listen to actress Vivian Nesbitt performing Mother Jones' investigations of child labor

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