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, June 30, 2014

"Standing Our Ground: Civil Rights, Justice, and the Law" on July 2, 2014 at @MAAHMuseum (Boston)

If you are planning to be in the Boston area this week, don't miss "Standing Our Ground: Civil Rights, Justice, and the Law" at the Museum of African American History's African Meeting House on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 6:00pm. This Millennium Conversation program will honor the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and also feature conversation on the "Stand Your Ground" laws. Moderated by Professor Charles Ogletree (moderator), the panel will feature Michael Curry, Avi Green, and Mariama White-Hammond. 

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