Families across the United States will celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday for the 100th time. The holiday is a century old this year. Though it's traditionally celebrated with gifts, cards and flowers, the roots of Mother's Day in this country are based in activism.
Mother's Day began as a call for peace.
Nanci Olesen reports on family matters for Minnesota Public Radio, and she joined Tom Crann to discuss the history of Mother's Day.
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