Famous Speech Friday: Clara Barton's Andersonville testimony
The Eloquent Woman
MAY 6, 2011
But the war brought something out in her--something that led her to a speaking role unlike that of most women of her day. The American Red Cross biography of its founder takes her speaking as a matter of course: Barton had a talent for words. She was also a highly skilled speaker. Shy or skilled as a speaker, Barton's speaking career took off after the war ended. In May of 1861, the American Civil War was just beginning.