Discover Harriet Beecher Stowe!
Harriet is an important American icon who influenced literature, history, and culture worldwide in her lifetime. She was also a courageous social activist. The legacy of her sentimental novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin continues to have impact today.
Harriet lived during a time when women were not encouraged to speak up; especially not in public. Despite this fact, she found a way to use her voice to influence positive change: she wrote a book with enough power to change people’s minds!
At the Stowe Center we like the phrase: One person can only do so much!
We know that one person’s actions CAN make a positive difference. Here is a list of ways to make a difference. What else would you add to the list?
- Organize school activities that support self-confidence, leadership, and positive student interactions.
- Start a club at your school, library, or community center that raises awareness about a social issue.
- Participate in Salons at Stowe.
- Learn how to organize and facilitate community conversations at school: Tell your teacher about Stowe Center School Programs and Outreach.
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Learn more about the Harriet Beecher Stowe educational programing HERE