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January 2013
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The Abolitionists: American Experience

TPT commemorates Black History month with The Abolitionists from American Experience.

Vividly bringing to life the epic struggles of the men and women who fought to end slavery, The Abolitionists tells the intertwined stories of Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimké, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown. Fighting body and soul, they led the most important civil rights crusade in American history.

Who is Frederick Douglas?

Who is John Brown?

Who is William Lloyd Garrison?

Who is Angelina Grimké?

Who is Harriet Beecher Stowe?

What began as a pacifist movement became a fiery and furious struggle that forever changed the nation. Black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists tore the nation apart in order to form a more perfect union. The series, which tells the story largely through period drama narrative, airs 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation took effect in January 1863.

Watch the preview for part one and tune in Tuesday, January 8th, 8pm on tpt 2. Part 2 airs January 15 and Part 3 airs January 22.

Watch The Abolitionists Extended Preview on PBS. See more from American Experience.

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