Anna Jarvis: The Mother of Mother’s Day

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Anna Jarvis, the founder of Mother’s Day, never had children of her own. But as Dr. Katharine Antolini, history professor at West Virginia Wesleyan College, tells us, Jarvis was a tireless campaigner for the movement to honor mothers—and a fierce defender of her personal vision for the day.

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