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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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

PBS documentary "The March" debuts August 27 at 9:00pm

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, PBS will feature a week of special programs about the March and its impact. On August 27, the eve of the anniversary, the network will debut The March, "the story...told by the people who organized and participated in it. It includes interviews with some of the key actors; members of the inner circles of the core organizational groups; Hollywood supporters and civil rights campaigners; John F. Kennedy administration officials; and the ordinary people who became part of the crowd of thousands, who thronged to Washington D.C. by all and every means: plane, bus and car. ‘The March’ is the story of discrimination, defiance and victory told by the people who made it happen and whose lives it changed forever." The documentary will air at 9:00pm.

Other programming will include a The March @50, a five-part web series which explores the promises of the March and whether they have been delivered 50 years later, and Memories of the March, first-person accounts of the historic event on the National Mall .

For more information about the March and special PBS programming, visit their new website PBS Black Culture Connection.

March on Washington
Watch The March - PREVIEW on PBS. See more from The March.

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