Let’s Get Clara Barton on #TheNew10

Oil Painting of Clara Barton by Mathilde M. Leisenring, 1937.

Oil Painting of Clara Barton by Mathilde M. Leisenring, 1937.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently announced the redesign of the $10 bill.  The new note will feature an extraordinary woman that has made significant contributions to protecting the freedoms and values in which our nation was founded.  Here at the Red Cross, our minds immediately turned to our founder, Clara Barton.

Barton is one of the most notable figures in American history.  Risking her life, she offered support, food and supplies to soldiers who were fighting in the Civil War.  On May 21, 1881, Barton and a group of like-minded individuals founded the American Association of the Red Cross, and she led it for 23 years! Since then, Barton published several books pertaining to the American Red Cross, education, women’s suffrage, civil rights, and more.

Clara Barton Portrait by J. E. Purdy

Clara Barton Portrait by J. E. Purdy

Barton has contributed so much to so many.  Her devout love for humanity along with her willingness to serve others was revealed time and time again through her actions.  Barton’s legacy lives on through the dedicated Red Cross volunteers that serve other people in need each and every day.

Use the hashtag ‘#TheNew10’ to share your ideas of why Clara Barton should be on the $10 Bill!

Visit http://rdcrss.org/1jMbimy for more information on Clara Barton.

 

(More info on the US Treasury can be found here https://thenew10.treasury.gov/)

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