Today in 1852: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” is published. The novel would have aroused condemnation in the 20th century for its patronizing view of African Americans.
Today, however, the controversy concerns Stowe’s depiction of slaves as human beings. By the end of 1853, more than three hundred thousand copies will sell. Within three years, however, Southerners will respond with thirty anti-Tom novels aimed at reversing public sympathies.
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An International Celebration of Women Through Art Exhibit is on display at Promega. Inspired by International Women’s Day, the show features the struggles and empowerment of women. This is open to the public weekdays until June 7th from 8am to 4pm at the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center, 5445 East Cheryl Parkway, in Fitchburg. For more info, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The YWCA Madison is dedicated to providing safe, affordable housing and shelter; education and training for finding, changing or maintaining a job; Racial and Restorative Justice programs to create a more inclusive community, and Girls Inc. to inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold. For more info on how you can help, please call YWCA Madison at 608-257-1436 or visit ywcamadison.org.
The Parental Stress line helps prevent child abuse by connecting parents who are stressed or feeling alone with volunteers who talk with them by phone. Training is necessary. Call 241-4888 extension 26 for details.