The Abolitionists

The Abolitionists

“The Abolitionists,” featuring historical reenactments, learn about the contributions of Frederick Douglass to the abolitionist movement. Formerly enslaved, Douglass escaped to freedom in 1838 and his eloquence made him one of the most prominent spokespersons for the movement to end slavery. His efforts to free George Latimer, who had escaped slavery and been imprisoned in Massachusetts, led to the first of several personal liberty laws passed by legislatures in northern states. This resource is part of the American Experience collection. 
-PBS: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

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