The Abolitionists vividly brings to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery.
Through innovative use of reenactments, this three-episode series puts a face on the anti-slavery movement—or rather, five faces: William Lloyd Garrison, impassioned New England newspaper editor; Frederick Douglass, former slave, author, and activist; Angelina Grimké, daughter of a rich South Carolina slaveholder; Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of the enormously influential Uncle Tom’s Cabin; and John Brown, ultimately executed for his armed seizure of the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry.
The film’s release in 2013 also marked the 150th anniversary year of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Join us for the showing followed by a community discussion led by Dr. Carl Moneyhon, UALR professor of history and a specialist in the history of the American Civil War and the South. RSVP NOW to see The Abolitionists and the three other films featured in the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle Film Series.
The Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle film series is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and presented by the UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture.