The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is delighted to honor Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr as the 2021 Stowe Prize winner. Dr. Glaude receives the award for Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own (Crown Publishing Group, 2020), a book that uses the life of James Baldwin to create dialogue about racial inequality currently in the United States. This year’s events will be both on site and virtual.
The award will be presented on Thursday, September 23, 2021 on the Stowe Center grounds along with a rare look into the Stowe Archive with Dr. Glaude, Director of Collections and Research Beth Burgess, and Professor Jeffrey Ogbar.
About the Stowe Prize
The Stowe Prize recognizes the author of a distinguished book of general adult fiction or nonfiction whose written work illuminates a critical social issue in the tradition of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The winning book applies informed inquiry, is accessible and engaging to a wide audience, and promotes empathy and understanding. In making this award, the Stowe Center recognizes the value of diversity to strengthen our communities. Dr. Glaude is the seventh recipient of the Stowe Prize, following Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn in 2011 for Half the Sky, Michelle Alexander in 2013 for The New Jim Crow, Ta-Nehisi Coates in 2015 for The Case for Reparations, Bryan Stevenson in 2017 for Just Mercy, Matthew Desmond in 2018 for Evicted, and Albert Woodfox in 2020 for Solitary.
The Hartford is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor for the 2021 Stowe Prize.
Join our virtual audience for the 2021 Stowe Prize, honoring Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr. We at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center preserve and interpret Stowe’s Hartford home and the center’s historic collections, promote vibrant discussion of her life and work, and inspire commitment to social justice and positive change. The event is FREE but if you would like to make a donation to the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center your support of our mission would be deeply appreciated.