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, January 20, 2014

"MLK's Dream Of Economic Equality Is Still Far From Realized"

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Last Wednesday we posted about Robert Reich's "Inequality for All," a film that reveals the incredible economic inequities in America. Today, on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we share an article which also examines such inequities through the lens of Dr. King's dreams for the future of the country. Through a series of graphs, Jillian Berman of the Huffington Post explores trends in unemployment, median family income, homeownership, and more over time by race, in "MLK's Dream Of Economic Equality Is Still Far From Realized." The statistics show the incredible gaps in achievement and financial success based on race, and the unfinished work of Dr. King and many other activists.


In reading this article and studying the graphs, what most surprised you? What conclusions do you draw? Share your comments below.

And remember that the Stowe Center will honor Dr. King with free tours all day today! Click HERE or visit www.harrietbeecherstowe.org for more information about tours, our bell ringing, towel collection, and talkback about Dr. King.

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