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Activism and ‘Redeeming Uncle Tom’

March 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Our screening of “Redeeming Uncle Tom,” a film about Josiah Henson, whose life story inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe, informs our discussion afterward. Learn how Henson fits into the beginning of an organized movement for abolition, which coalesced in the 1830s and led to Stowe using her novel to promote social justice. Our guest speaker, Holly Jackson, is the author of American Radicals and a professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Signed copies of Jackson’s book are available through the Historic Newton Museum Shop.
This program is funded in part by a grant from Mass Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Our program takes place Wednesday, March 3 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Register in advance to receive the link to the Zoom program.
 

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Date:
March 3
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Organizer

Historic Newton
Phone:
617.641.9142
Email:
csilverstein@newtonma.gov
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Venue

Virtual
Newton, MA United States + Google Map
Phone:
877-870-HOPE (4673)
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