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, August 27, 2013

Memories of the March on Washington

In 1986, The Cosby Show aired an episode which featured the Huxtable family reflecting their first-hand experiences at the August 28, 1963 March on Washington. Today, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the March, watch the episode below (starting at 11:20) to see how the show chose to memorialize the event. 

And don't miss the debut of the documentary The March, "the story...told by the people who organized and participated in it," tonight at 9:00pm on PBS. 

Stay tuned for resources about The March on Washington in tomorrow's blog post! 

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