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American Experience

The Abolitionists, Part One: 1820s-1838

Shared beliefs unite Angelina Grimké, daughter of a plantation family; Frederick Douglass, a slave; William Lloyd Garrison, founder of The Liberator; Harriet Beecher Stowe, a writer; and John Brown, who devotes his life to the abolitionist cause. Series:Vividly bringing to life the epic struggles of the men and women who fought to end slavery, THE ABOLITIONISTS tells the intertwined stories of Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimké, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown. Fighting...
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As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation.