ABOLITIONISTS: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Program Details
Air Time: 
02/04/2014 - 2:00am - 2:59am
Program Title: 
THE ABOLITIONISTS, PART ONE
Program Service: 
EX
PSIP Description: 
William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe and other powerful abolitionist voices are showcased.
Long Description: 
Shared beliefs about slavery bring together Angelina Grimke, 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.