Crusade Against “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”
January 18, 1902
The Lexington chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy begins a movement of opposition to the playing of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” in community theaters.
Louisville, Jan. 15.-- Continuing the opposition of the playing of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” which was begun by the Lexington chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, requesting the manager of the Lexington opera house to not allow the play from Mrs. Stowe’s book to be presented there, the Albert Sidney Johnston chapter of Louisville began a movement to petition the Kentucky legislature to prohibit the presentation of the play in this state. A committee was appointed to draw up the petition and to draft resolutions endorsing the Lexington chapter’s action.
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“Crusade Against “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed January 30, 2023, https://blackvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/56.