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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Thursday, April 21, 2016

#StoweSyllabus: What We're Reading this Week

Current events and articles that got us thinking over the week!

272 slaves were sold to save Georgetown. What does it owe to their descendants?
Rachel L. Swarns, April 16, 2016, The New York Times

The secret history of the photo at the center of the Black Confederate myth
Adam Serwer, April17, 2016, BuzzFeed

Was Harriet Beecher Stowe an abolitionist?
Manisha Sinha, April 14, 2016, We’re History

Working class heroes
Jelani Cobb, April 25, 2016, The New Yorker

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