President Abraham Lincoln is said to have referred to Uncle Tom’s Cabin author, Harriet Beecher Stowe, as “the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war.” Legend or true, the phrase is an apt description of her work written in 1853 in galvanizing many against slavery.
Join the East Tennessee Historical Society for a riveting and dramatic performance, as actress Elizabeth Davidson will introduce us to the career and very personal struggles of this complex and important historic figure. Davidson researched Stowe’s life and legacy to write the play, which features a fictionalized account of a meeting between the author and one of her detractors. The one-woman performance lasts about an hour.
Elizabeth Davidson is a Nashville-based performer with 30 years experience. A graduate of the prestigious Indiana University School of Music, she has performed in theatres around the country and in a wide range of genres.
The lecture is part of the Harriet Z. Albers Spring Brown Bag Lecture Series. There is a cost of $25 and includes lunch. Reservations are required. For reservations please call 865-215-8883 or email belleman@eastTNhistory.org.