American Experience: The Abolitionists (Parts 1 & 2)
Tuesday, July 7 at 8:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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 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.
Part three, the conclusion of "The Abolutionists," airs on Tuesday, July 14 at 8:00 p.m.