A small group of moral reformers in the 1830s launched one of the most ambitious social movements imaginable: the immediate emancipation of millions of African Americans held in bondage, at a time when slavery was one of the most powerful economic and political forces in the United States. Produced and directed by Rob Rapley. Sharon Grimberg, executive producer for American Experience, WGBH. Learn more at the film website: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/abolitionists/
Dr. Jeff Pearson, Assistant Professor of History will led a discussion after the excerpts of the film have been shown.