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, February 1, 2015

#BlackHistoryMonth, #LangstonHughes, and #Greensboro mark Feb. 1st

Though many are focused on the Super Bowl, February 1st marks several other significant historical and cultural moments. February 1st is the beginning of Black History Month, famed African American poet Langston Hughes's birthday, and the day 4 North Carolina A & T students began the now historic Greensboro sit-ins to protest segregation.

Google Doodle featuring the words of Langston Hughes.   

What are you thinking about today? How can we integrate these events and black history into our discussions and education curriculum year-round? One way is to stop by the Stowe House and see the words of Langston Hughes, who called Uncle Tom's Cabin "a moral battle cry for freedom." 

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