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The Fierce Prophetic Vision of Poor Women

Women like Claire McClinton, Johnnie Tillmon, and Julia Ward Howe have allowed us glimpses of what a country that served and empowered all women looks like.

One hundred and fifty years ago, in the bloody wake of the Civil War, the abolitionist Julia Ward Howe issued a “Mother’s Day Proclamation.”

  • Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
  • The Nation

The world, she wrote, could no longer bear such terrible violence and death.

She called on women across the country to “rise up through the ashes and devastation” and come together in the cause of peace.

Forty years later, her daughter Anna Jarvis created Mother’s Day.

In the midst of…

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