Aunt Molly Jackson

Aunt Molly Jackson (1880-1960) was a midwife, singer/songwriter, and union organizer from Kentucky.

“When people ask Aunt Molly Jackson, born Mary Magdalene Garland, whether she’s English or Irish, she smiles and her kindly gray eyes grow misty. ‘I’m neither,’ she…


Ella May Wiggins

Ella May Wiggins (1900-1929) was an American textile worker, union organizer, and singer/songwriter murdered by company gun thugs.

"Woody Guthrie considered her one of our nation’s best songwriters. Alan Lomax published her stark union ballads in his acclaimed collections…