April 2022


Mother’s Day History

Why did Anna Jarvis, the founder of Mother’s Day in the U.S., campaign against the holiday she created? Photo of Anna Jarvis, courtesy of Encyclopedia Brittanica Following the U.S. Civil War, Anna’s mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, organized work clubs to teach childcare in rural communities.  She also organized “Mothers Friendship Day” when mothers gathered with former Union and Confederate soldiers

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