[April 12 is the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. On this day, in Columbia, South Carolina a marathon reading will take place of the novel by “the little lady whose book started this great war.” Read the entire text of the story by clicking here.]
The Uncle Tom’s Cabin reading marathon will be held on April 12 beginning at 8:00 am at the The Modjeska Monteith Simkins House at 2025 Marion Street in Columbia and will run until the entire novel has been read.
The event is being held on April 12th in response to the many Civil War “commemorations” going on across the South and nation this year. April 12th is the 150th anniversary of the start-up date of the Civil War. The date is also significant in that the Confederate flag was first placed atop the SC Statehouse dome in 1962 during the centennial observances of the Civil War.
Since many of those commemorating and celebrating the “Lost Cause” want to write African enslavement out as a core reason for the war, many of us feel that it’s important to set the record straight in a historically connected way.
We want to tell the enslaved Africans and abolitionists’ side of the story.