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.

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Monday, December 2, 2013

New monument recognizes women in the military

Last month, in time for Veterans Day, the US Army unveiled its first statue of a female soldier as part of a Fort Lee, VA monument. While other monuments recognize the contributions of women to the military, no other portrays a female soldier. In the words of Newsweek/The Daily Beast writer Mariette Kalinowski: "The simple truth is: the military cannot function without women, and it’s becoming more and more obvious."

Why do you think it took this long to portray a female soldier? 


We applaud the women and men who have served and sacrificed for our country, and the Army for finally recognizing the contributions of female solders. 

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