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African Americans and Clara Barton

  • February 21, 2023 1 PM - 2 PM
  • Virtual via Zoom

Join Park Ranger Kevin Patti from the National Park Service to learn about Clara Barton’s work with African Americans during the Civil War and with the American Red Cross. Clara Barton lived through the Civil War, Reconstruction and beyond. Discover the fascinating history of her experience working with and for African Americans. This talk will highlight her work with the African American soldiers of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment as they stormed Fort Wagner. The talk will focus on her long-standing advocacy for African American rights and will explore the history of the American Red Cross relief effort Clara Barton led to help African Americans affected by the Sea Islands South Carolina hurricane of 1893.