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Occupy DC's 'Roving Kabaret'

Fourth Stop: 16th and I NW

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Fourth Stop: 16th and I NW

The fourth stop was chosen for its placement along the route "Coxey's Army" marched to protest unemployment during the 1890s. The nation was suffering the worst economic depression to date. Led by populist Jacob Coxey, marchers lobbied the government to create jobs by building roads and other infrastructure projects.

Here, Marianne Ross, a 77-year-old supporter, is dressed as the historical character Mother Jones. Listen below to find out why.

Why 77-Year-Old Marianne Ross Dressed as Mother Jones by PBSNewsHour

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