The Abolitionists: American Experience

Jul 6, 2015

Tue. Jul. 7 at 8pm and 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Witness the struggles of Douglass, Garrison, Grimké, Stowe and John Brown to end slavery.


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, who 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. The series tells the story largely through period drama narrative.

8pm Part One: 1820s-1838

9pm Part Two: 1838-1854