WV Enterprises: Bringing American and Appalachian History to Life
WV Enterprises: Bringing American and Appalachian History to Life
WV Enterprises: Bringing American and Appalachian History to Life
WV Enterprises: Bringing American and Appalachian History to Life
WV Enterprises Bringing American and Appalachian History to Life
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WV Enterprises Bringing American and Appalachian History to Life
Clara Barton

WV Enterprises Bringing American and Appalachian History to Life Clara Barton, a shy farm girl from Massachusetts, harnessed her iron will and devotion to human welfare to accomplish the good works which earned her world fame. Despite life-threatening conditions, she provided supplies and care to troops in the American Civil War and became known as “The Angel of the Battlefield.” Almost single handedly she founded the American Red Cross, which has provided comfort in times of crisis since 1882. Miss Barton organized and led the Red Cross, personally leading many relief expeditions to victims of forest fire, flood, hurricane and war. As the Detroit Free Press wrote of Barton shortly after her death in 1912, “She was perhaps the most perfect incarnation of mercy the modern world has known.” The mission of her life can be summed up in her own words, "You must never so much as think whether you like it or not, whether it is bearable or not; you must never think of anything except the need, and how to meet it." Karen’s presentation of Clara Barton is performed Chautauqua style. This means it is a three part performance. In the first portion, Karen gives a monologue as the indomitable Clara. Then, she answers questions from the audience in character. Finally, Karen breaks character and answers questions from contemporary perspective.


WV Enterprises Bringing American and Appalachian History to Life
WV Enterprises: Bringing American and Appalachian History to Life