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A Brave Woman

By: Brittany S.
Florida, Age 15

I'm introducing Harriet Beecher Stowe. Mrs. Stowe was born in Litchfield, CT in June, 1811. She grew up in the family life of ministers. After Harriet and her family moved to Ohio she was a teacher at Western Female Institute. Following Mrs. Stowe marriage in 1836, she devoted her energies to childbearing and homemaking; seven babies were born to the Stowes between 1836 and 1850(though one son died in infancy). Harriet Beecher Stowe became famous when she wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin. Mrs. Stowe has an impact on our lives because she stood up for African Americans and stated how they should be treated with dignity and equality. She was significant as a novelist and a reformer. She is a very unique person to many people because back then many people were scared to stand up for blacks and she was brave enough to stand up for blacks and wrote a book about slavery. Mrs. Stowe died in 1896.