Women’s History Month
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Theresa Taylor, Local 1000 Vice President / Secretary-Treasurer, is highlighting Harriet Beecher Stowe in honor of Women’s History Month.
Harriet Beecher Stowe was an author and social activist. She
is best known for her novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” that
illustrates the harsh conditions endured by enslaved
African-Americans in the 1800s.
Stowe’s vision behind her literature was “to awaken sympathy and feeling for the African race” and to educate readers to understand the issues of abuse and harsh conditions endured by slaves. Her book gained national attention and changed the dialogue about the root causes that ignited the Civil War.
“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
She worked tirelessly to demonstrate the inhumanity inherent in slavery.