Profession: Abolitionist and Author
Why Famous: Her most famous work, "Uncle Tom's Cabin", was a depiction of life for African Americans under slavery, and became influential in the United States. It energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South.
- 1836-01-06 Author Harriet Beecher (24) weds educator Calvin Ellis Stowe (33) in Cincinnati, Ohio
- 1852-03-20 Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" published in Boston