August 25, 2020
Racism and racial inequality are an immense part of our national history. In this series, The Stowe Center team shows how this history unfurls in the lives of one family as they navigate the political, social, and moral landscape during the Civil War and after. To that one family, we layer a state and the ways in which racial profiling continues the legacy of historic racism. To the state, we explore a national issue that links slavery, profiling, and incarceration to the issues of public health and racial inequality during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020.
Author Roxana Robinson is a contemporary writer and descendant of Harriet Beecher Stowe, who uses primary documents to weave a story of the Civil War and the 13th Amendment through a look at one family in South Carolina in her latest novel, Dawson’s Fall. In this podcast, Robinson reads from the book and discusses what she learned about family while writing the book.