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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.

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I saw the begining of the abolitionist of PBS and I knew I had to buy it. Thanks

Outstanding series on Abolitionists - Where are the other seasons, please??

I enjoyed this series on Abolitionists very much, and I have enjoyed nearly all of the other series of American Experience on PBS.
This brings up an important point: Apple, will you be bringing the other seasons/series of American Experience to iTunes? PLEASE?

Very Informative

I really enjoyed his and recommend it.