Hartford's Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and CPTV host this reception/screening/talk-back for the upcoming PBS American Experience documentary The Abolitionists (movie still pictured above). which tells the stories of Stowe, Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison and other members of the famed anti-slavery group. View Part 2 of the film, which centers partly on Stowe's story and the importance of her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin in the movement's progress, then stick around for the post-screening talk-back, moderated by Stowe Center director Katherine Kane and featuring Wesleyan African-American Studies and English professor Dr. Lois Brown and Trinity professor Dr. Joan Hedrick, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her Stowe biography. It's free, but definitely reserve a seat asap.
"The Abolitionists": Preview, Reception & Talk Back
Jan. 7, 6:30 p.m., free, Wallace Stevens Theater, Tower Building, The Hartford Financial Services Group, 690 Asylum Ave., Hartford, (860) 522-9258, ext. 305, harrietbeecherstowecenter.org.