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Web site: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/abolitionists/

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The story of how Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison and their abolitionist allies Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimke turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.

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The Abolitionists, Part One #101 [TV-PG]
Shared beliefs about slavery bring together Angelina Grimke, Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John Brown. The abolitionist movement, however, is in disarray and increasing violence raises doubts about the efficacy of its pacifist tactics.

  • KET2 Wednesday, July 8 at 1:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Thursday, July 9 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Thursday, July 9 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Saturday, July 11 at 3:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Saturday, July 11 at 3:30 am EDT

The Abolitionists, Part Two #102 [TV-PG]
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.

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  • KETKY Saturday, July 11 at 4:00 am EDT

The Abolitionists, Part Three #103 [TV-PG]
During his raid on Harpers Ferry, John Brown is captured, then executed, becoming a martyr for the cause. Abraham Lincoln is elected president in 1860. Southern states secede, war breaks out, and the conflict unexpectedly drags on. In December 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment is ratified, banning slavery in all states - forever.

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  • KET2 Thursday, July 16 at 3:00 am EDT
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Official web site: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/abolitionists/

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