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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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Join us for the Marathon Reading of "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

 The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is pleased to present its third Marathon Reading of Stowe’s anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Stowe’s book changed how Americans viewed slavery, galvanized the abolition movement, and contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War.
The Reading will begin Wednesday, March 19 at 12:00pm and end on Thursday, March 20 at 10:00am. This third reading marks the 162nd anniversary of the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Can't make it to the Stowe Center for the Marathon Reading? Watch the live stream of the entire event at www.HarrietBeecherStowe.org. Don't miss your chance to read the words that changed the world and make history yourself! Tune in or join us in the Katharine Seymour Day House at the Stowe Center to read along.

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