Mother's Day Origins
  • May 8, 2020 7:00 pm
  • 49:51 mins

The Fight for Mother's Day Guest: Katharine Antolini, Associate Professor, History and Gender Studies, West Virginia Wesleyan College, and author, "Memorializing Motherhood: Anna Jarvis and the Struggle for the Control of Mother’s Day" Anna M. Jarvis founded Mother’s Day, not Woodrow Wilson, and she made sure people knew it. How, then, did she go on to protest a movement that she created?  The Accomplished Mother of the Cheaper by the Dozen Gang Guest: Jane Lancaster, Visiting Fellow, Brown University, and author, "Making Time: Lillian Moller Gilbreth--A Life Beyond 'Cheaper by the Dozen'" Published in 1948, then adapted into several movies by the same name, "Cheaper by the Dozen" is an American favorite. But the mother of the family, Lillian Moller Gilbreth, has been sometimes caricatured and her many achievements in engineering and science have been quite forgotten.