Thursday, December 18, 2014

Actress brings Clara Barton to life

In 1861, Clara Barton saw soldiers marching off to war – and returning with injuries that had barely been treated. It turned out the U.S. Army lacked basic medical supplies. So Barton went to the front herself, risking her life to deliver necessities and dress wounds. Illinois actor and historian Leslie Goddard will portray Barton, who went on to found the American Red Cross, Friday at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. She said that Barton's influence on nursing and crisis relief can still be felt. • Article

No comments:

Post a Comment