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May Day, which in the 20th century became the International Workers’ Day, or Labor Day, is celebrated on May 1st. May 1st is also a birthday of a famous American labor leader Mary Harris “Mother” Jones (1830?-1930).
The Opening History aggregation includes a number of digital collections about labor movement history; one of them is Mining and Mother Jones in Mount Olive collection.
The image below, courtesy of Mount Olive Public Library, Mining and Mother Jones in Mount Olive collection (part of Illinois Digital Archives) is a 1930 newspaper article about Mother Jones’ 100th birthday celebration which took place in Maryland.

Mother Jones' 100th birthday

Mother Jones' 100th birthday


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Fifteen digital collections in Opening History aggregation contain documents, photographs, paintings, letters, scrapbooks, newspapers and other materials that cover Japanese American experiences during 1942-1945 in relocation camps in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

Praying for Safety, oil painting on canvas by Henry Sugimoto, ca. 1942

Praying for Safety, oil painting on canvas by Henry Sugimoto, ca. 1942

Praying for Safety, oil painting on canvas by Henry Sugimoto, ca. 1942.
Courtesy of MOAC: Museums and the Online Archive of California, Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.), Henry Sugimoto Collection 1928-1990
More information from Opening History.

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