Her words changed the world.

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Prize for Writing for Social Justice

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Prize for Writing for Social Justice

 

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The Stowe Prize is awarded biennially to a United States author whose written work makes a demonstrable impact on a critical social justice issue in the tradition of Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin .  Named in honor of Harriet Beecher Stowe, the Stowe Prize was established to commemorate the 200th anniversary of her birth in 2011.  

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The Student Stowe Prize

The Student Stowe Prize is awarded biennially, alternating with the Stowe Prize, for outstanding published writing by United States high school and college students that motivates positive action for social justice.

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Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin changed how Americans thought about slavery in the mid 1800s, galvanizing the antislavery movement before the Civil War and creating an international outcry for abolition in the United States.  Today, the Stowe Center uses the story of Stowe’s impact to inspire social justice and positive change.