Welcome to the conversation!

Welcome to the conversation!

Harriet Beecher Stowe's (1811-1896) best-selling anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), made her the most famous American woman of the 19th century and galvanized the abolition movement before the Civil War.

The Stowe Center is a 21st-century museum and program center using Stowe's story to inspire social justice and positive change.

The Salons at Stowe programs are a forum to connect the challenging issues (race, gender and class) that impelled Stowe to write and act with the contemporary face of those same issues. The Salon format is based on a robust level of audience participation, with the explicit goal of promoting civic engagement. Recent topics included: Teaching Acceptance; Is Prison the New Slavery; Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North; Creativity and Change; Race, Gender and Politics Today; How to be an Advocate

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

"Have We Overcome?" on April 11, 2013

Join us for our first Salon of the Spring and Summer Series!

The powerful protest song We Shall Overcome served as the unofficial anthem of the American Civil Rights movement and symbolized an era. 50 years after the March on Washington and 150 years following the Emancipation Proclamation, have we overcome racism? Are civil rights guaranteed for all? Explore these issues and more at Salons at Stowe: Have We Overcome? this Thursday, April 11 from 5-7 p.m. in the Stowe Visitor Center.

We will be joined by featured guests Victoria Christgau, Founder and Executive Director of the Connecticut Center for Nonviolence, and Deacon Arthur L. Miller, director of the Office for Black Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of Hartford.

The Salon will begin with refreshments at 5 p.m. and a facilitated discussion 5:30-7 p.m. Admission is free. RSVP by calling 860.522.9258 ext. 317 or email Info@StoweCenter.org.

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