6 December 2012 12:09 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

One of the new programs that will comprise the winter/spring season ahead for PBS, is a 3-part, 3-hour American Experience film titled The Abolitionists. Scheduled to air on Tuesdays, January 8, 15, and 22, from 9pm-10pm, on each night, the film (which is a combo scripted/acted and documentary sequences) will bring to life the epic struggles of the men and women who fought to end slavery, intertwining the stories of Frederick DouglassWilliam Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimké, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown. Fighting body and soul, they 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. Something to watch after you've chowed down on...


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