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Hartford, Harriett Beecher Stowe “Inheriting Freedom”

July 20 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

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The goal of our intergenerational tour is to encourage conversations about justice between visitors of all ages. We provide an interactive, conversation-based tour experience where we welcome questions and curiosity from adults and children alike. The tour explores the life of Harriet Beecher Stowe and the larger history of anti-slavery activism in the United States, with a major focus on love and family as central to freedom struggles in both the past and present.

Throughout American history, the efforts of abolitionist activists and freedom seekers were often motivated by the yearning to be united and safe with the people they loved most. Frederick Douglass was aided in his courageous escape from slavery by his wife-to-be, Anna Murray. Even after legal enslavement ended in the United States, family members separated by their enslavers spent decades searching for one another, never giving up hope that they could be reunited in freedom. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s own anti-slavery writing was inspired by a multitude of Black activists, writers, and enslavement survivors who spoke out about the brutality of family separation under slavery.

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Details

Date:
July 20
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Website:
https://www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org/visit/calendar/

Venue

Harriett Beecher Stowe Center
77 Forest St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Phone
(860) 522-9258
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