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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Monday, September 30, 2013

Bernice King on civil rights and Trayvon Martin

When it comes to race and civil rights, the two leading stories of 2013 have been the ruling in the Trayvon Martin murder trial and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Both have been widely covered in the press as well as in our Stowe Center Programs: Trayvon Martin in our July 25 What Can You Do To Fight Intolerance? workshop with Dr. Bill Howe, and the March on Washington in our April 11 Have We Overcome? Salon with Victoria Christgau and Deacon Arthur L. Miller.

In an interview with Newsweek, Bernice King, youngest child of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, discussed both her father's legacy and the Trayvon Martin case. From the perspective of Dr. King's daughter, how far have we come and where must we go next? Read the interview HERE

Bernice King, CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty)

After reading the article, how far have we come and where must we go next? Please share your comments below!

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