Gracious God, we offer thanks for the witness of Harriett Beecher Stowe, whose fiction inspired thousands with compassion for the shame and sufferings of enslaved peoples, and who enriched her writings with the cadences of The Book of Common Prayer. Help us, like her, to strive for thy justice, that our eyes may see the glory of thy Son, Jesus Christ, when he comes to reign with thee and the Holy Spirit in reconciliation and peace, one God, now and always. Amen.
Happy Birthday today to Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), whose “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” (1852)–called bestselling novel of 19th century—described evils of slavery. She said, “I hope every woman who can write will not be silent”: pic.twitter.com/e5DokDZRf3
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) June 14, 2020