The Abo­li­tion­ists:

Pan­elists dis­cuss abol­ish­ing slav­ery in Ver­mont!

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

On Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 5 at 7:00 pm at the Ver­mont His­tory Cen­ter in Barre at 60 Washington Street, the Ver­mont His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will screen ex­cerpts from the new PBS minis­eries “The Abo­li­tion­ists.” This over­view of the na­tional abo­li­tion­ist move­ment be­fore the Civil War high­lights the lives of five ma­jor his­tor­i­cal fig­ures (Fred­er­ick Dou­glass, Wil­liam Lloyd Gar­ri­son, John Brown, An­gelina Grimke, and Har­riet Beecher Stowe).

Af­ter the screen­ing, his­to­ri­ans Jane Wil­liamson, Ray Zir­b­lis, and Mar­i­lyn Black­well will con­duct a lively panel dis­cus­sion about the abo­li­tion move­ment in Ver­mont, plac­ing our state in a na­tional con­text dur­ing some of the most vi­o­lent and con­tentious decades in Amer­i­can his­tory.

“It is im­por­tant for us to ex­am­ine the role Ver­mon­ters played in this con­se­quen­tial na­tional move­ment,” says Ver­mont His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety’s ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Mark Hud­son.

This event is pro­vided by and in part­ner­ship with Ver­mont Pub­lic Tele­vi­sion, it is free and open to the pub­lic.

For more in­for­ma­tion, please call Amanda Gustin at (802) 828-2180.

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