_Clara Barton QTD

May 20, 2021
Hand holding the sun
"I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it …"

On this day in 1881, Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross. Known as the "Angel of The Battlefield," she left her high-paying job at the U.S. Patent Office to support Union soldiers. She transported medical supplies, helped former slaves navigate next steps in freedom, located missing soldiers (she lived in a room in her office) and marked thousands of graves. The non-profit is a leader today in securing blood donations and responding to disasters.

Short documentary on Clara Barton and the American Red Cross

National Women's History Museum on Clara Barton

How the American Red Cross helped during the pandemic

Clara Barton and the Missing Solder Office

American Red Cross official page

by Jenna Lee,