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The Abolitionists: American Experience

On January 1, 1863, when abolitionist leaders Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison received word that the Emancipation Proclamation had declared three million enslaved African Americans "forever free," it was the culminating moment of the most important civil rights crusade in American history, and the climax of a long and difficult friendship between two remarkable men. In this series, the 150th anniversary of the Proclamation, American Experience tells the story of how Douglass, 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 . . .

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Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 - 9:00 PM    "The Abolitionists, Part Three" 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; war breaks out in 1861. On New Year's Day 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation is announced; African-American men may now enlist in the Union forces, and two of Frederick Douglass' sons go to war. In December 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, banning slavery in all states. Part 3 of 3 G
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Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 - 9:00 PM "The Abolitionists, Part Three" (IDAHO)
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Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 - 1:00 AM "The Abolitionists, Part Three" (IDAHO)
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Sunday, Jan 27, 2013 - 11:00 PM "The Abolitionists, Part Three" (IDAHO)
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Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 - 7:00 PM "The Abolitionists, Part One" (IDAHO)
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Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 - 8:00 PM "The Abolitionists, Part Two" (IDAHO)
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Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 - 9:00 PM "The Abolitionists, Part Three" (IDAHO)
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Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 - 1:00 AM "The Abolitionists, Part One" (IDAHO)
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Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 - 2:00 AM "The Abolitionists, Part Two" (IDAHO)
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Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 - 3:00 AM "The Abolitionists, Part Three" (IDAHO)
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