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The power of a voice against injustice - Harriet Beecher Stowe

The power of voice
Verinda M. Birdsong

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Since 6:00 p.m., this evening at the Harriet Beecher Stowe house located in Hartford, CT, I have listened to the reading of Author Stowe's infamous book Uncle Tom's Cabin, a book that exposed the social crime and holocaust against African American in the "peculiar institution" called American slavery. The power of one woman's voice re-enacted through the voices of many readers resounded the power to speak up for those who can't speak; and the power of united voices to bring about justice where injustice is abounding.

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The Harriet Beecher Stowe staff and volunteers set about to record a marathon reading of the book at about Noon which had a great list of diverse peoples reading the book. Other volunteers will continue the reading of Uncle Tom’s Cabin until 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 20th. In ten-minute intervals, ordinary citizens, are speaking out, by reading and remembering the voice of Mrs. Stowe who took her moral courage to the next level by speaking her faith, defending her convictions, and arguing logically the disgusting institution. A reading in Italian was most moving as a tribute that that the book has been translated into many languages.

Why speak about this event on a homeless column? Because her book brought true conscience to the nation. A president was moved; a war ensued, men died on the battlefield convinced by the voice of a simple, but true Christian believer who used her voice to not only persuade but to condemn what was truly not only a social embarrassment but an unholy, and devilish plot to destroy a race of people for the greed, lust and pride of another class and people.

When will our talk about the wrongs of homelessness in this country bring about change that ends the misery of thousands of American citizens? Join the reading at https://www.youtube.com/user/HBStoweCenter or HarrietBeecherStowe.org.

Use your voice.