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The Abolitionists

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Africana Film Library Series:

Men and women, Black and White, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists fought body and soul in one of the most important human rights crusades in American history. This film looks at some of the key abolitionists who demanded the freedom of countless Blacks who were enslaved in the United States. Bringing to life the intertwined stories of Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimké, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John Brown, it reveals how the movement shaped history by exposing the fatal flaw of a republic founded on liberty for some and bondage for others, setting the nation on a collision course. In the face of personal risks — beatings, imprisonment, even death — abolitionists held fast to their cause, laying the groundwork for the future, and raising weighty constitutional and moral questions that are with us still.

Facilitator: Eric Acree


November 17
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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