"A Kiss for Mother, A Hug for Dad": The Early 20th Century Parents' Day Campaign by ProQuest

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									       “A Kiss for Mother, A Hug for Dad”:
  The Early 20th Century Parents’ Day Campaign
                       RALPH LAROSSA         JAIMIE ANN CARBOY
                               Georgia State University


     Father’s Day and Mother’s Day occupy sacred positions in American soci-
     ety—at least today. Unbeknownst to many, however, there was a campaign in
     the 1920s and 1930s to change Father’s Day and Mother’s Day to Parents’
     Day, so that fathers and mothers would be honored on the same day. The cam-
     paign, based in New York City, was essentially a debate about the cultural po-
     s
								
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