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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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

#Malala's birthday wish: #BringBackOurGirls

ABC News' Amy Robach interviewed activist Malala Yousafzai on her 17th birthday (July 12). What was her big birthday wish? For Boko Haram to release the Nigerian girls they have been holding captive since April (see our blog post on #BringBackOurGirls). The Twitter account for the Malala Fund - the organization led by Malala focused on helping girls go to school and raise their voices for the right to education - is also advocating for the release of the girls in Nigeria.

What will you do to help #BringBackOurGirls? How will you take action to make Malala's birthday wish - and the wish of many others across the world - come true?

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