But, the story of Mother’s Day goes back in Jarvis’ history even further — t0 the 1850s — when her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, helped organize Mothers’ Day Work Clubs to help educate working class mothers in West Virginia. She also organized working class women to fight for clean water and sanitation, and for universal access to healthcare. Sound familiar? Still, her daughter was hesitant to connect the public holiday with her mother’s community efforts.
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