To create a more perfect union, they tore the nation apart
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013
Witness the struggles of Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimké, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown to end slavery in The Abolitionists: American Experience. Part one of the three-part series premieres tonight at 9/8 pm on KET and Thursday, Jan. 13 at 10/9 pm on KET2.
Vividly bringing to life the epic struggles of the men and women who fought to end slavery, The Abolitionists tells the intertwined stories of Douglass, Garrison, Grimké, Stowe and Brown. Fighting body and soul, they led the most important civil rights crusade in American history.
What began as a pacifist movement became a fiery and furious struggle that forever changed the nation. Black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists tore the nation apart in order to form a more perfect union. The series, which tells the story largely through period drama narrative, airs 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation took effect in January 1863.