Africana Studies Program
Cathi Belcher, the docent of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, has begun holding monthly “Tea with Harriet” events, inviting visitors into the newly opened home to see where Stowe wrote her famous anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Belcher has answered some of visitors’ most frequently asked questions.
“The overall theme concerns how racial discrimination looked outside the South during much of the last century and how citizen activists addressed those problems.”
Three biographers of black female activists recently gathered at Bowdoin for a roundtable event to discuss the commonalities and differences in the historical figures they study.
Katie Randall ’16, whose research into the College’s Harriet Beecher Stowe House led to its inclusion in the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom by the National Park Service, writes of the findings—both historical and personal—she discovered along the way.
Sarah Washington is the second recipient of a new Bowdoin fellowship, the Irma Cheatham Summer Research Fellowship, which supports research in Africana studies.
Harriet’s Writing Room, a public exhibit space within the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, is now open to the public three days a week, Thursday-Saturday, noon to 3 p.m.
“No other sports figure in American life so effectively used his fame to draw so much attention to a radical political vision.”
On Monday, Bowdoin College hosted an open house to welcome the public into Harriet’s Writing Room and to celebrate the Harriet Beecher Stowe House’s designation with the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.