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, September 10, 2013

50 Years of the Civil-Rights Movement—in 10 Charts

August 28 marked the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have A Dream speech. As our nation considers how far we have come in the last half-century, Newsweek and The Daily Beast examine national changes in education completion, incarceration, and income and employment rates (to name a few areas) in "50 Years of the Civil-Rights Movement—in 10 Charts." Below is one of the charts: shifting incarceration statistics.

How far have we come? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

If you missed President Obama's remarks on the anniversary of the March, be sure to watch the video recording below.

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