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Florida Conversations – Clara Barton in Tampa: The Hidden History of American Red Cross Nursing
February 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tampa’s vital role as the point of embarkation for Spanish-American War soldiers is commonly known. Few people are aware, however, that the city played a similar part in organizing American Red Cross medical aid to Cuba both before and during the famous conflict.
Join University of Tampa Associate Professor Charles McGraw Groh as he explains why Clara Barton’s time in Tampa attracted the attention of the entire nation and how the Florida experiences of her nurses influenced the establishment of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps and the Red Cross Nursing Service.
Florida Conversations is co-sponsored by the USF Libraries Florida Studies Center and supported by WUSF Public Media, and features authors and presenters covering a variety of Florida topics, from politics to fiction, history to environmental issues. RSVP preferred. For more information, contact the History Center at (813) 228-0097.