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The story of how abolitionist allies William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimke turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
For Season 25 of American Experience, exclusive corporate funding is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, major funding by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations. Additional funding for The Abolitionists provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, The Yawkey Foundations and The Documentary Investment Group: The Gretchen Stone Cook Charitable Foundation; Robert & Marjie Kargman and Gloria & Burton Rose. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this film do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment For The Humanities.
The daughter of a wealthy slave-holding family in Charleston, South Carolina, Angelina Grimke believed that slavery was a sin and a stain on the nation. In 1829, she moved north to Philadelphia and became a leader in the abolitionist movement.
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