The Transformation of Uncle Tom Host Bob Edwards talks with Kendra Hamilton, assistant editor of the magazine Black Issues in Higher Education, about the transformation of Uncle Tom. Uncle Tom is a central character in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. In the last 150 years, he has gone from being a hero to an insult.
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The Transformation of Uncle Tom

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Host Bob Edwards talks with Kendra Hamilton, assistant editor of the magazine Black Issues in Higher Education, about the transformation of Uncle Tom. Uncle Tom is a central character in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. In the last 150 years, he has gone from being a hero to an insult.