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This is how Mother's Day was born

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The idea of Mother's Day

Suffragist and writer Julia Ward Howe first suggested the idea of Mother's Day in the United States in 1872. 

Howe was a pacifist and saw the holiday as a chance to unite women and rally for peace. For several years, she held an annual Mother's Day m...

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The creation of a holiday

  • West Virginia activist Anna Jarvis is credited with creating the Mother's day holiday that is celebrated today.
  • In 1908, she campaigned for a national observance of the holiday in honor of her mother, who was a community health advocate.
  • H...

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