Inspiration for Activism!
- Became a teacher at age 15 and later opened a free public school in New Jersey
- During Civil War, risked her life to deliver supplies to soldiers, saw combat, and served as independent nurse; known as Angel of the Battlefield
- While visiting Europe worked with International Red Cross
- On arrival home, founded in 1881 at age 60, and served as the first President of the American Red Cross for next 23 years