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Black History Month: Screening of the Abolitionists'

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The Abolitionists vividly brings to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery. Through innovative use of reenactments, this three-episode series puts a face on the anti-slavery movement—or rather, five faces: impassioned New England newspaper editor William Lloyd Garrison; former slave, author, and activist Frederick Douglass; Angelina Grimké, daughter of a rich South Carolina slaveholder; Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of the enormously influential Uncle Tom's 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.


NEH Grant funded film.

Wednesday February 05, 2014 06:00 PM
Wednesday February 05, 2014 08:00 PM
Savannah Center - Bergland Auditorium
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Co- sponsored with the Department of Minority Studies
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