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.

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

58th anniversary of Rosa Parks' stand against segregation

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks took a bold stand against segregation by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger and move to the "colored" section at the back of the bus. Her small yet bold act of defiance is now one of the most iconic events of the Civil Rights Movement.

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Just think - a small action you take today might cause a change much larger than you can imagine. What will you do?  Be like Rosa Parks - take a stand!

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