The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center will host Stowe Prize In Place this season virtually, featuring 2020 Stowe Prize recipient author Albert Woodfox of New Orleans, LA in conversation with Mayor Ras Baraka of Newark, NJ in a pre-recorded broadcast. The conversation will be a stimulating discussion between two great thinkers, doers and makers whose philosophical and historical understandings of the Black experience, systemic racism, mass incarceration, and solitary confinement in the United States are deep and profound. Placed in the context of the links between historical enslavement of Blacks and contemporary inhumanity of solitary confinement incarceration practices, these truth-tellers will take us on an unprecedented journey into injustice and transformation. Their dialogue lays bare the enduring importance of our inner voice, our creative spirits, and the impulse to write about one’s life as a means to inspire change.
This pre-recorded program is being professionaly produced by a team of videographers, editors, and others across New Orleans, Newark and Hartford.