The AbolitionistsHDClosed Captioning
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On January 1, 1863, when abolitionist leaders Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison received word that the Emancipation Proclamation had declared three million enslaved African Americans "forever free," it was the culminating moment of the most important civil rights crusade in American history, and the climax of a long and difficult friendship between two remarkable men. In this series, the 150th anniversary of the Proclamation, American Experience tells the story of how Douglass, Garrison and their abolitionist allies Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimke turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPart One: 1820s-1838||Shared beliefs about slavery bring together Angelina Grimké, the daughter of a Charleston plantation||53:38||£2.49||View In iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPart Two: 1838-1854||Douglass escapes slavery, eventually joining Garrison in the anti-slavery movement. Threatened with||53:07||£2.49||View In iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPart Three: 1854 - Emancipation and Victory||The battle between pro-slavery and free-soil contingents rises to fever pitch. During his raid on||53:06||£2.49||View In iTunes|
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- Genre: Non-Fiction
- Released: 08 January 2013
- © 2013 WGBH Educational Foundation
- CCin English