American Experience: Abolitionists
American Experience tells the story of how Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd 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 the nation.
Part One: 1820s-1838
March 21, 10:30am
The abolitionist movement is in disarray. Increasing violence raises doubts about the efficacy of its pacifist tactics.
Part Two: 1838-1854
March 28, 10:30am
The divide between North and South deepens, touching off a crisis that is about to careen out of control.
Part Three: 1854 – Emancipation and Victory
April 4, 10:30am
The battle between pro-slavery and free-soil contingents rises to fever pitch.
MAKERS Film Series:
Over the last half century, the work of millions of women has altered virtually every aspect of American culture. The MAKERS series tells the story of these exceptional women – both famous and heretofore unknown individuals – whose pioneering contributions continue to shape the world in which we live.
April 11, 10:30am
The story of the birth of the modern Women’s Movement, filled with the spirit, humor, and courage of a revolutionary generation.
Changing the World
April 18, 10:30am
The Women’s Movement begins to break out of the campuses and urban centers where it originated to affect nearly every man, woman, and child in America.
Charting a New Course
April 25, 10:30am
A focused look at the workplace, where individual women crashed through the glass ceiling, and to the courts, where they waged a battle against the “hidden injuries” of battery, harassment, and rape.