The Astoria branch of the American Association of University Women sponsors a Chautauqua presentation by Jeni Foster, "Mother Jones: The Miner's Angel," at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Flag Room of the Astoria Public Library, 450 10th St.

Mary Jones, who became "Mother" to thousands of working people, is one of America's forgotten heroines, according to Foster. As a labor organizer at the turn of the 20th century, she was a champion of the weakest and neediest Americans during a period of unprecedented industrial expansion. Foster brings this unique American character to life, utilizing songs of the union and miners placed in the context of the times.

The free program is made possible by funding from the Oregon Council for the Humanities, and is presented as a mother-daughter event suitable for ages 8 and older, in honor of Women's History Month. For information, call Janet Weidman at 325-1306.


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