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Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield
March 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Finding her calling early in life, Clara Barton was a strong-willed, intelligent individual who knew what she wanted and found ways to accomplish her goals. Clara was the first person to start a public school in Hightstown, NJ, growing it from 6 to almost 600 students. But when the school needed a principal and hired a man, Clara quit and never went back to teaching! Clara answered Abraham Lincoln’s call, signing on to support the Union efforts during the Civil War, frequently going to the front line, where most nurses did not go, performing procedures like removing bullets, which most nurses did not perform. As the founder and first president of the American Red Cross, this humanitarian assisted hurricane and tidal wave victims.
Actor Pat Jordan has interpreted Clara Barton to appreciative audiences at venues throughout the United States, including the White House Vistor’s Center, the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress, and the National Constitution Center. Ms. Jordan’s presentation is brought to us by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Public Scholars Project.