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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Sunday, January 18, 2015

#MLKDay at the Stowe Center

Looking for a way to reflect on the history of Dr. King? Come to the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center for free tours and interactive activities designed to facilitate thought and dialogue on non-violence, protest, and the evolving landscape of civil rights in the U.S. Engage with Stowe's story of anti-slavery activism and think critically about the ways in which non-violence has been deployed or has not been deployed throughout U.S. history.


Free tours for all: January 19th 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Bell ringing for peace: 12:00 pm

Interactive and family activities all day!

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