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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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

#StoweSyllabus: What We're Reading This Week

Articles and current events that got us thinking over the week!

Making a home for Black History
Vinson Cunnigham, August 29, 2016, The New Yorker

Nat Turner’s insurrection
Thomas Wentworth Higgins, 1861 issue of The Atlantic

Justice Department says it will end the use of private prisons
Matt Zapotosky and Chico Harlan, August 18, 2016, The Washington Post

Using Reconstruction to understand today’s racial tensions
Andrew Reese, July 28, 2016, Facing Today

What are you reading this week? Share in the comments below! 

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