The film, The Abolitionists vividly brings to life the struggles of the mend and women of who led the battle to end slavery. Through innovative use of reenactments, this three-eposiode series puts a face on the anti-slvary movement – or rather, five faces: impassion ate New England newspaper editor William Loyd Garrison; former slave, author, and activist Frederick Douglass; Angelina Grimle, daughter of a rich South Carolina slaveholder; Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of the enormously influential Uncle Toms Cabin; and John Brown, ultimately executed for his armed seizure of the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry. The film’s release in 2013 also marked the 150th anniversary year of the Emancipation Proclamation.
December 4, 2014
Eggers Hall 220
This event is free and open to the public.
This event was published on March 25, 2021.