ABOLITIONISTSAirs Tuesday, January 8 at 8:00 PM Vividly bringing to life the epic struggles of the men and women who fought to end slavery, THE ABOLITIONISTS tells the intertwined stories of Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimke, 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. The series, which tells the story largely through period drama narrative, airs 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation took effect in January 1863.
THE ABOLITIONISTS: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE airs in three parts.
Part One: 1820s-1838 premieres Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 8 p.m.
Part Two: 1838-1854 premieres Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 8 p.m.
Part Three: 1854-Emancipation and Victory premieres Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 8 p.m.