- County Library
Showing of the documentary "The Abolitionists" will be followed by a discussion with a representative from the John Woolman Memorial Association. This powerful PBS documentary brings to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery. In the documentary, you will meet five leaders of the anti-slavery movement: New England newspaper editor, William Lloyd Garrison; former slave, author, and activist, Frederick Douglass; Angelina Grimké, daughter of a rich South Carolina slaveholder; Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of the enormously influential Uncle Tom's Cabin; and John Brown, ultimately executed for his armed seizure of the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry.
John Woolman (October 19, 1720 – October 7, 1772) was a North American merchant, tailor, journalist, and itinerant Quaker preacher, and an early abolitionist in the colonial era. Burlington County is honored to have him as part of our historical heritage. The John Woolman Memorial Association operates a historic house in Mount Holly on the site where John Woolman’s apple orchard once stood. The organization is dedicated to keeping alive the spirit and memory of John Woolman and to seek those in whose lives that spirit may grow and serve.
The "Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle" programs, celebrating the 150th anniversary year of the Emancipation Proclamation, have been made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its "Bridging Cultures" initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
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