Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe was born in Litchfield, CT.
(June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896)
Abolitionist author Harriet Beecher Stowe’s literary classic, Uncle
Tom’s Cabin, encouraged anti-slavery efforts in the Northern
states. Her other numerous literary works include novels, letters,
articles, and travel memoirs. She received a first-class education
at a school run by her sister and later supported the Underground
Railroad and housed several fugitive slaves.