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Uncle Tom’s Cabin Marathon Includes YJI

YJI alum Courtney Pendleton reads a portion of
Uncle Tom’s Cabin on Tuesday at the Stowe Center in Hartford.

HARTFORD, Conn., U.S.A. — The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford, Conn., is marking the 160th anniversary of the historic American novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin with a 24-hour reading of Stowe’s important anti-slavery novel. Youth Journalism International provided several guest readers on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.
It might be interesting for readers to know the diversity of YJI here in Connecticut. One student reader is a native of Ukraine, another is Tunisian and another is a native of Israel. Two students and the alum are U.S.-born. Together, they all contribute to the wonderful tapestry of Youth Journalism International.
Though YJI will soon post special video coverage of the event, we offer these photos now. Please check back for the video.

YJI reporters Yelena Samofalova (left) and Mary Majerus-Collins (right) 
with Abraham Lincoln re-enactor Howard Wright after all three
took a turn reading a portion of Uncle Tom’s Cabin at the Stowe Center.
YJI reporter Yelena Samofalova

former Hartford Mayor


Thirman Milner after Milner 



his turn reading from Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
YJI reporters Kiernan Majerus-Collins, left, 


waits for his turn as YJI reporter Erez Bittan reads


a passage from Uncle Tom’s Cabin on Tuesday.



YJI reporter Ameni Mathlouthi takes 

her turn


reading Uncle Tom’s Cabin Wednesday morning.






YJI reporters Mary Majerus-Collins and Yelena Samofalova


outside Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Hartford home on Tuesday.


YJI reporter Ameni Mathlouthi waits for her turn as
Steve Collins, co-founder of YJI, finishes his passage

 Uncle Tom’s 


Cabin Wednesday morning.