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February 13, 1913

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After West Virginia Governor William E. Glasscock declares martial law to put down the coal miners’ strike in in Kanawha county, 83-year old activist and organizer Mary Harris “Mother” Jones is arrested.  She was tried and convicted by a military court and sentenced to twenty years in prison.  “Whatever I have done in West Virginia,” she said, “I have done it all over the United States.  And when I get out, I will do it again.”  She was released and pardoned after serving 85 days.

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