Lead:  The working children of nineteenth century America, many of whom were under the age of 12, often labored in appalling conditions. These children found a voice, it was that of Mother Jones.  

                Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts. 

                Content: During the 1900s in its swift expansion, American industry often created dreadful working conditions. None suffered more than children sent by their parents into loud, steam-heated, disease ridden factories making pennies a day to supplement meager family earnings. Mill owners and parents alike easily circumvented laws prohibiting child labor. In late spring 1903, 100,000 workers of the 600 mills in Philadelphia’s Kensington district struck demanding higher wages and better working conditions. 16,000 of the strikers were children under the age of 16. They soon found a champion.           

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