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The progressive roots of Mother's Day

May 10, 2009 - Today is the 101st anniversary of Mother's Day as we know it. Over at Beliefnet, popular religion scholar Diana Butler Bass reminds us of the progressive origins of Mother's Day, which started with a Virginia native Anna Jarvis, daughter of a Southern social activist:Anna Jarvis intended the new holiday to honor all mothers beginning with her own -- Anna Reeves Jarvis, who had died in 1905. Although now largely forgotten, Anna