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THE ABOLITIONISTSCaptivating stories of five famous abolitionists


Interweaving dramatic reenactments with traditional documentary storytelling, this stirring program focuses on five of the most noted abolitionists—Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimke, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John Brown—and how they shaped history. Vignettes portray key moments in each of these figures' lives: their awakenings as abolitionists, their rise to become leaders of the anti-slavery movement, and their ultimate historical impact. The program adds commentary from historians, narration, and numerous archival photographs to put each story in historical context. Note: racial slurs; some of the reenactments include violence. Grades 7 and up. English with English subtitles. Color and black-and-white. 180 minutes. PBS. ©2013.

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PBS443DV-WBSSS 9781608838332 DVD $24.99

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