The Abolitionists – (2013) Abolitionist allies Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
“It was a time in which religion played a central role in American life with the Second Great Awakening. Every one of the abolitionists was shaped very much by their faith. In fact, they would have defined themselves first by their faith before any other category.” – Documentarian Rob Rapley
The series airs in the PBS program “The American Experience”.
Part One: 1820s-1838 – Tuesday (1/8) at 9 pm
Part Two: 1838-1854 – Tuesday (1/15) at 9 pm
Part Three: 1854-Emancipation and Victory – Tuesday (1/22) at 9 pm
Check local listings for stations.