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September 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - October 4, 2020 @ 3:00 pm EDT


Stowe Prize, honoring 2020 Stowe Prize winner Albert Woodfox, is a free virtual event with two parts: Part 1: A Conversation with Albert Woodfox & Mayor Ras Baraka, and Part 2: The Live Experience with the option of a New Orleans-inspired dinner at home.


Part 1: A Conversation with 2020 Stowe Prize winner Albert Woodfox & Mayor Ras Baraka is a professionally recorded broadcast premiering September 23 at 7 p.m. Available to stream through October 4. Registration is required.

Part 2: An Interactive Experience where viewers can submit questions and engage with Albert Woodfox, Mayor Ras Baraka. Part 2 will be moderated by Samaia Hernandez of WTNH on Sunday, October 4 at 7 p.m. Registration is required.

Add a dimension to Part 2 with a Stowe Prize in Place dinner package featuring dishes inspired by Albert’s hometown, New Orleans. Delivery available. Your package purchase helps the Stowe Center honor authors and activists like Albert Woodfox and to continue to spark dialogue to create change.

Stowe Prize Parts 1 and 2 are free and open to the public with the support of donors and friends like you. Consider supporting Stowe Prize with a donation.


The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is proud to honor Albert Woodfox, known as one of the Angola Three, as the 2020 Stowe Prize winner. Woodfox receives the award for Solitary, his memoir about the four decades he spent in solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit.

Stowe Prize historically takes place on our park-like landscape in Hartford. This year, we’ll be celebrating virtually, keeping your comfort and safety in mind during these unprecedented times. Stowe Prize in Place is designed for small home gatherings based on your individual comfort level and personal needs.

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.


September 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
October 4, 2020 @ 3:00 pm


Harriet Beecher Stowe Center