Thursday October 14th 2010

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Thought for the Day

“The bitterest tears shed over graves
are for words left unsaid
and deeds left undone.”

~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

*Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe

Born: June 14, 1811 Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 1, 1896 (aged 85) Hartford, Connecticut, United States

An American abolitionist and author. Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) depicted life for African-Americans under slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and United Kingdom and made the political issues of the 1850s regarding slavery tangible to millions, energizing anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. Upon meeting Stowe, Abraham Lincoln allegedly remarked, “So you’re the little lady who started this great war!”

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