Founder of the American Red Cross
I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind. I go for anything new that might improve the past.
1821 - 1912
During the Civil War, Clara Barton distributed food and medical supplies to the wounded. After learning about the International Red Cross and the Geneva Convention while in Europe in 1869, she founded the American Red Cross and persuaded the U.S. to accept the standards of the Geneva Convention on the treatment of the war wounded.
- From Women Who Dared
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