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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE The Abolitionists: Part Two

See how the activities of the five principals intersect and affect the anti-slavery movement. Tuesday at 9 p.m. on PBS 6.

Douglass escapes slavery, eventually joining Garrison in the anti-slavery movement. Threatened with capture by his former owner, Douglass flees to England, returning to the U.S. in 1847. He launches his own anti-slavery paper. John Brown meets with Douglass, revealing his radical plan to raise an army, attack plantations and free the slaves. Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1852. A best-seller, and then wildly successful stage play, this influential novel changes the hearts and minds of millions of Americans. The divide between North and South deepens, touching off a crisis that is about to careen out of control.

American Experience: The Abolitionists, Tuesday at 9 p.m. on PBS 6.

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