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, March 17, 2014

Resources on Women's History Month

March is National Women's History Month, and the Library of Congress has launched a website honoring the many women who have shaped this country. We encourage you to visit womenshistorymonth.gov to learn more and explore the many resources available!

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.

Suffrage March on Washington      National Women Suffrage Parade      The Women of Four Wars      For Teachers Image

At the Stowe Center, we share the stories of many 19th century female activists, abolitionists and reformers who were instrumental in the building of the nation we know today; particularly Harriet Beecher Stowe (ok, we're a little biased). Who do you salute this National Women's History Month? Share the names of influential and important women in the comments section below!

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