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New Canaan Library hosts Presentation Her Words Changed the World: the Life and Impact of Harriet Beecher Stowe
February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Canaan Library welcomes members of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, offering a dynamic presentation on the life and impact of abolitionist and author Harriet Beecher Stowe. The event takes place on Monday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org.
Widely considered to be one of the major causes of the Civil War, the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin showed the harsh reality of slavery. It was written in 1852 by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe, a teacher at the Hartford Female Academy and a dedicated abolitionist. The presentation will explore Stowe’s life, including her childhood, education, marriage and motherhood, as well as her inspiration to write Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the lasting impact of its message.
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center preserves and interprets Stowe’s Hartford home and the Center’s historic collections, promotes vibrant discussion of her life and work, and inspires commitment to social justice and positive change.