Web Sites: Mother’s Day


A Mother’s Day Tribute
Several articles describe how Mother’s Day (the second Sunday in May) was founded by Anna Jarvis in tribute to her mother, Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis, for her tireless accomplishments and selfless humanitarian services as a mother. The articles include portraits, photos, the Birthplace Museum, the International Mother’s Day Shrine, the meaning of carnation symbols, and genealogical data of the Jarvis family. [LII 03]

Julia Ward Howe: The Woman Behind Mother’s Day
Video and transcript about Julia Ward Howe, “the author of the ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic,’ [who] began advocating for a mother’s day for peace in 1870.” Features an interview with an author of a Howe biography, and Julia Ward Howe’s 1870 Mother’s Day proclamation. From Democracy Now!, a daily radio and TV news program. [LII 06]

U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: Mother’s Day
Facts and statistics about the holiday and about mothers. Features data on working mothers, single mothers, number of children, flowers, and related topics. From the U.S. Census Bureau. [LII 04]

Mother’s Day: What You Need to Know
Offers historical facts and figures about Mother’s Day, links to information about famous mothers, and several ideas for celebrating the holiday. [LII 03]

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