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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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Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 - 6:00 AM    "The Abolitionists, Part One" Shared beliefs bring together five people in the abolitionist movement, which is in disarray. Part 1 of 3 G
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Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 - 6:00 AM "The Abolitionists, Part One" (WORLD)
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Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 - 7:00 AM "The Abolitionists, Part Two" (WORLD)
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Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 - 8:00 AM "The Abolitionists, Part Three" (WORLD)
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Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 - 12:00 PM "The Abolitionists, Part One" (WORLD)
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Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 - 1:00 PM "The Abolitionists, Part Two" (WORLD)
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Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 - 2:00 PM "The Abolitionists, Part Three" (WORLD)
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Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 7:00 PM "The Abolitionists, Part One" (WORLD)
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Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 11:00 PM "The Abolitionists, Part One" (WORLD)
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Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 7:00 PM "The Abolitionists, Part Two" (WORLD)
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Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 11:00 PM "The Abolitionists, Part Two" (WORLD)
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