ABOLITIONISTS: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Program Details
Air Time: 
07/12/2015 - 5:00am - 5:59am
Program Title: 
THE ABOLITIONISTS, PART TWO
Program Service: 
TV
Program URL: 
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/abolitionists/
PSIP Description: 
Frederick Douglass escapes slavery and joins William Lloyd Garrison in the anti-slavery movement.
Long Description: 
Douglass escapes slavery, eventually joining Garrison in the anti-slavery movement. Threatened with capture by his former owner, Douglass flees to England, returning to the U.S. in 1847. He launches his own anti-slavery paper. John Brown meets with Douglass, revealing his radical plan to raise an army, attack plantations and free the slaves. Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes Uncle Tom's Cabin in 1852. A best-seller, and then wildly successful stage play, this influential novel changes the hearts and minds of millions of Americans. The divide between North and South deepens, touching off a crisis that is about to careen out of control.