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, September 11, 2013

A 9/11 call to action

On September 11, 2001, America and the world witnessed some of the most horrific tragedies and acts of terror in history. As we mark 12 years since the attacks and remember the lives lost that day, we encourage you to consider this anniversary a call to action. Harriet Beecher Stowe used her voice, through writing, to call attention to the injustices she saw in her day. Today, in a world of discrimination, hate, intolerance, violence, and other injustices, what will you do to speak out? How will you honor the heroes of 9/11?

We invite you to share how you will honor the 9/11 heroes in the comment space below. 

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