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Stowe Prize 2021

Join us! The Stowe Center will recognize 2021 Stowe Prize Winner Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr.  and his book,  Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own (Crown Publishing Group, 2020), a book that uses the life of James Baldwin to create dialogue about racial inequality in the United States. This year’s events will be virtual.

 

 

STOWE PRIZE 2021 EVENTS

Thursday, September 23 – Join us for a live streamed program as Dr. Glaude takes a rare look into the Stowe Center’s collections with UConn History Professor Jeffrey Ogbar and Director of Collections and Research Beth Burgess.

Two virtual, exclusive audio conversations with Glaude and special guests are available for free in the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Multimedia Gallery.

Stowe Prize can be streamed for free with registration.

 

 

ABOUT STOWE PRIZE

The Stowe Prize recognizes the author of a distinguished book of general adult fiction or nonfiction whose written work illuminates a critical social issue in the tradition of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The winning book applies informed inquiry, is accessible and engaging to a wide audience, and promotes empathy and understanding.

In making this award, the Stowe Center recognizes the value of diversity to strengthen our communities. Glaude is the seventh recipient of the Stowe Prize, following Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn in 2011 for Half the Sky, Michelle Alexander in 2013 for The New Jim Crow, Ta-Nehisi Coates in 2015 for The Case for Reparations, Bryan Stevenson in 2017 for Just Mercy, Matthew Desmond in 2018 for Evicted, and Albert Woodfox in 2020 for Solitary.

Stowe Prize 2021 Schedule

Sunday, June 27 – November 1

Dawn to Dusk
Soundscape Project
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Gardens
77 Forest Street, Hartford
Experience at your leisure

Wednesday, September 1

Free Audio Programs Released 
Available in the Multimedia Gallery

Thursday, September 23

6:45 pm
Live Stream Program & Discussion
Streamed from the Stowe Lawn

8:15 pm
Patron Virtual Reception

About Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr. and Begin Again

Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr. is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and chair of the Department of African American Studies, a program he first became involved with shaping as a doctoral candidate in Religion at Princeton. He is also a MSNBC contributor and a columnist for Time Magazine.

Glaude’s previous books have covered religion, philosophy, and the difficulties of race in the United States.

Glaude’s most recent book, Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, examines the life of writer and activist James Baldwin while connecting his work to present-day issues of being Black in America and racial inequality. The book examines what Glaude views as America’s past unsuccessful opportunities to rectify these issues.

His most well-known books include, Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America, and Exodus!: Race and Nation in Early 19th Century Black America, which was awarded the Modern Language Association’s William Sanders Scarborough Book Prize.

More About Stowe Prize

The Stowe Prize recognizes the author of a distinguished book of general adult fiction or nonfiction whose written work illuminates a critical social issue in the tradition of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The winning book applies informed inquiry, is accessible and engaging to a wide audience, and promotes empathy and understanding. In making this award, the Stowe Center recognizes the value of diversity to strengthen our communities.

Author of the international best-selling novel of the 19th century, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Stowe’s words and actions remain relevant today. Stowe believed her purpose in life was to write, and her most famous work exposed the truth about the greatest injustice of her day – human slavery.

Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr. is the seventh recipient of the Stowe Prize, following Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn in 2011 for Half the Sky, Michelle Alexander in 2013 for The New Jim Crow, Ta-Nehisi Coates in 2015 for The Case for Reparations, Bryan Stevenson in 2017 for Just Mercy,  Matthew Desmond in 2018 for Evicted, and Albert Woodfox in 2020 for Solitary. 

Thank You

Stowe Prize 2021 Selection Committee 

Stephen Bayer

Chris Cloud

Cheryl Greenberg

Joan Hedrick

Patricia Hill

Jeffrey Ogbar

Terry Schmitt

Barbara Sicherman

Dawne Westbrook

Presenting Sponsor

Silver

Briann Greenfield, Ph.D and Katherine Kane

                                                                                   

Elizabeth Schiro and Stephen Bayer

Bronze

 

Circle of Friends

 

 

Djuana Beamon

Christiana Gianopulos and Paul Butler

Susan Johnson

Becky Latimer and Alan Kreczko

Patrons

Luisa Arrieta

Debby Applegate

Alan Butler

Cassandra Butler

Dennis Culliton

Cheryl Cundall

Dr. Booker DeVaughn

Elena DeVaughn

Kevin Farmer

Lisa Genden

Sean Genden

Joan Hedrick

Jennyfer Holmes

Dave Jenkins

Ann Kenny

Patrick Kenny

DonnaRenee Mandella

Lois Scozzari

Mark Slobin

Bruce Tulgan

Karen Zovich

With Thanks to Our Partners