The New York Times
11 January 1902


  LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 10—The Lexington Chapters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy has sent a written petition to Charles B. Scott, manager of the Lexington Opera House, asking that the play "Uncle Tom’s Cabin" shall never be played again in the house.

   They give as reasons that the best citizens and old families living in and about Lexington were once slave owners, that the incidents of "Uncle Tom’s Cabin" are not typical of slave life in the South, but of isolated cases; that the production and its advertisement with bloodhounds and pictures of an old Negro in chains and a slave owner with whip in hand, present a false idea of the history of the times to the children of the city, and are disrespectful to the Southerners and their families.