Clara Barton and Elizabeth Pryor: Inspiring Humanitarians

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In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and Memorial Day, the IHL team at the American Red Cross invites you to follow a special series in our blog. During the week of May 25 to May 29, we will present excerpts of Elizabeth Brown Pryor’s lecture on why Clara Barton deserved to be named “Person of the Year” for 1865, a debate in which Elizabeth, Clara’s principal biographer, emerged as the winner. Highlighting this compelling and enjoyable piece provides an opportunity to pay homage to Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross, and her legacy, as well as Elizabeth Brown Pryor, who was tragically killed in a car accident April 13, 2015.

In the meantime, you can watch Elizabeth’s superb presentation on this C-span video and remember to visit us next week to honor both Clara and Elizabeth, who will continue to inspire humanitarians and generations to come.

 

 

 

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