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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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Friday, Jan 18, 2013 - 8:00 AM    "The Abolitionists, Part Two" Frederick Douglass escapes slavery and joins William Lloyd Garrison in the anti-slavery movement. After fleeing to England to escape recapture, Douglas returns to the U.S. in 1847 to launch his own anti-slavery paper. John Brown reveals his radical plan to raise an army, attack plantations and free the slaves. Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes Uncle Tom's Cabin in 1852. Part 2 of 3 G
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Friday, Jan 18, 2013 - 8:00 AM "The Abolitionists, Part Two" (WORLD)
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Friday, Jan 18, 2013 - 2:00 PM "The Abolitionists, Part Two" (WORLD)
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Friday, Jan 18, 2013 - 7:00 PM "The Abolitionists, Part Two" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 - 12:00 AM "The Abolitionists, Part Two" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 - 11:00 AM "The Abolitionists, Part Two" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 - 5:00 PM "The Abolitionists, Part Two" (WORLD)
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Monday, Jan 21, 2013 - 3:00 AM "The Abolitionists, Part Two" (WORLD)
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Friday, Jan 25, 2013 - 8:00 AM "The Abolitionists, Part Three" (WORLD)
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Friday, Jan 25, 2013 - 2:00 PM "The Abolitionists, Part Three" (WORLD)
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Friday, Jan 25, 2013 - 7:00 PM "The Abolitionists, Part Three" (WORLD)
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