Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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.

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