The Abolitionists Screening
Thursday, Jan. 10, 7-8:30pm
Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston
Free and open to the public; seating is first come, first served
Sharon Grimberg, The Abolitionists executive producer
Rob Rapley, writer, producer, and director of the film
Lois Brown, historian and advisor to the film
Richard Brooks, actor portraying Frederick Douglass
Join us for an inside look at The Abolitionists, a new film by American Experience. Bringing to life the intertwined stories of Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimké, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John Brown, The Abolitionists takes place during some of the most violent and contentious decades in American history, amid white-hot religious passions that set souls on fire, and bitter debates over the meaning of the Constitution and the nature of race.
Be sure to watch Part 1 of The Abolitionists on Tuesday, January 8 at 9pm on WGBH 2, then join us at the Boston Public Library to watch a preview of Part 2 and meet the team behind the 3-part television event. WGBH senior reporter Phillip Martin will moderate the discussion.