National Trust for Historic Preservation. has featured us with “Activists’ Homes That Are Now Centers of Advocacy.” https://savingplaces.org/guides/actvists-homes-that-are-now-centers-of-advocacy?utm_source=NTHP_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NTHP_eNewsletter-FY18_Oct19#.WeinRWhSyUk
Saturday, October 28 at Noon. Free and open to the public.
This month's book for discussion is:
Remember Me to Miss Louisa by Sharony Green
While it is known that Cincinnati had the largest per capita population of mixed race people outside the South during the antebellum period, historians have yet to explore how geography played a central role in this outcome. The Mississippi and Ohio Rivers made it possible for Southern white men to ferry women and children of color for whom they had some measure of concern to free soil with relative ease.
Historians, students, and general readers of US history, African American studies, black urban history, and antebellum history will find much of interest in this fascinating study.
"Green’s addition to the field is an important one as she challenges our understanding of the disempowered enslaved African American woman. She complicates antebellum race dynamics and reveals the 'messiness' of black-white encounters.”
--Ohio Valley History
Check your local library for availability and join the discussion!
Join Us for Our Fall Book Discussion Series: Visiting Uncle Tom's Cabin
Discussions led by John Getz, PhD
Professor Emeritus, English Department, Xavier University
House open for tours at 6:00 pm
Discussion at 7:00 pm
Join us for one session or all!
Free and open to the public
Wednesday, November 15:
“Small House of Uncle Thomas”: "Tom Shows" on Stage from Stowe’s Time to The King and I
(suggested reading – chapters 14-16, 20, 22, 24-27)
Wednesday, December 13:
“Uncle Tom”: From Stowe’s Character to a Modern Insult
Dr. Tyrone Williams, Professor of English, Xavier University, discussion co-leader
(suggested reading – chapters 28, 33, 38, 40-41)
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About the Harriet Beecher Stowe House
The Harriet Beecher Stowe House is operated as an historical and cultural site focusing on Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The site also includes a look into the family, friends, and colleagues of the Beecher-Stowe family and the Lane Seminary.
The abolitionist, civil and human rights, and Underground Railroad movements in which these historical figures participated in the 1830's to 1860's, as well as African-American history related to these movements, are a special focus of the House.
The Stowe House offers cultural events, programming, and tours. The house and grounds are also available to groups for rental for meetings and special events.
Please visit our Bookstore featuring many versions of Uncle Tom's Cabin, other historically based books, books by local authors, and more!
The adjoining grounds are maintained by the Cincinnati Park Board.
Parking lot and street parking available. Additional off-street parking as needed at the adjacent African-American Chamber of Commerce.
Accessible ramp at parking lot. Please note: currently the 2nd floor of the House is only accessible by stairs.
Harriet Beecher Stowe House is proudly an
Ohio History Connection site.
2950 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45206 email@example.com 513-751-0651 800-847-6075