On Clara Barton


Reverend Fred Small speaking at an event in front of the Massachusetts State House (Source).

This Sunday at First Parish in Cambridge (where Susan Shepard and Marcia Hams attend), Reverend Fred Small (we have some disagreement, but not everyone wants me to succeed, of course) preached about Clara Barton. I am quite familiar with the Universalist, and was pleased to listen to the wonderful work she had done. It’s a reminder of why I stand against sexism.


Back in 5th grade, as a student at the James F. Hennessey school in Lawrence, Mass. (the city of the Bread and Roses Strike of 1912, Joe Perry, and Thelma Todd) we were given a biography to read. By sheer luck, I got Clara Barton and the American Red Cross, and found the work she had done an inspiration.


Whenever I go to the State House, I like to visit Nurses Hall, which has a statue of Clara Barton tending to a wounded soldier.


4 thoughts on “On Clara Barton

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    • I couldn’t agree more! She helped so many American soldiers, and was fierce for her time.

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