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The Abolitionists - THE ABOLITIONISTS: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Air Date: 
Tuesday, Jan 8th - 8:00pm
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THE ABOLITIONISTS: Part One: 1820s-1838

Shared beliefs about slavery bring together Angelina Grimké, the daughter of a Charleston plantation family, who moves north and becomes a public speaker against slavery; Frederick Douglass, a young slave who becomes hopeful when he hears about the abolitionists; William Lloyd Garrison, who founds the newspaper The Liberator, a powerful voice for the movement; Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose first trip to the South changes her life and her writing; and John Brown, who devotes his life to the cause. The abolitionist movement, however, is in disarray and increasing violence raises doubts about the efficacy of its pacifist tactics.

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Additional Air Dates: 
Sunday, Jan 13th - 9:00pm

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