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, October 9, 2013

Activist, author and subject of the acclaimed series "Orange is the New Black" coming to Stowe and Twain

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Community Partners in Action and Mark Twain House & Museum are excited to announce that Piper Kerman, activist, author and subject of the acclaimed series Orange is the New Black, will be coming to the Stowe Center and Twain House this December!

Thursday, December 12 @ 7 PM 
Mark Twain Museum Center
350 Farmington Avenue, Hartford

Tickets: $25 
$20 for Members of Stowe or Twain Museums 

Click HERE for more information on the program. 

Piper Kerman
"...a serious and bighearted book that depicts life in a women's prison with great detail and - crucially - with empathy and respect...Expert reporting and humane, clear-eyed storytelling."
Dave Eggers

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