(March 12, 2013) –Mayor Pedro E. Segarra today released the following statement regarding the Harriet Beecher Stowe House receiving National Historic Landmark Status:
“The Harriet Beecher Stowe House is a memorial to a defining moment in American history and a reminder of how one person’s passion and determination to fight injustice can affect millions of people and change the course of history. Harriet Beecher Stowe deserves this honor. I thank our congressional delegation, especially Congressman Larson, for their tireless efforts in making this important designation a reality.”
About Harriet Beecher Stowe
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) published more than 30 books, but is best known as the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a powerful anti-slavery novel. After its publication in 1852, Stowe became an international celebrity and well respected author. The Harriet Beecher Stowe House at 77 Forest Street was home to Stowe and her family from 1873 to 1896. Stowe's presence in Hartford drew others to live in what was then the nations' preeminent literary community. Today the Stowe Center draws visitors from all over the world to Connecticut to walk in the footsteps of the woman whose words changed the world. The Stowe House is one of seven National Historic Landmark sites in Hartford.
For Immediate Release: March 12, 2013
Contact: Maribel La Luz