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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Friday, November 8, 2013

Colin McEnroe's "The Nose Tackles Racism, Past and Present" today at 1pm

The Nose panel kicks-off with a look at "12 Years a Slave," an adaptation from the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northup, a free black man kidnapped in Washington, D.C. in 1850 and sold into slavery. They'll punt to the future where a free black man playing in the NFL in 2013 is drop-kicked for being...soft? Join us in the stadium at 1 for a head-butting discussion.
Leave us your comments below, email us at colin@wnpr.org, or tweet us @wnprcolin.
  • Rand Richards Cooper is an author, freelance writer, and restaurant critic for the New York Times
  • Tracy Wu-Fastenberg is the Director of Development at The Mark Twain House and Museum
  • Jamil Ragland is the Office Coordinator at Trinity College

Click HERE to listen live at 1pm!

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