Date: 
Wed, 09/18/2013 - 7:00pm

Location: 

  • Mount Holly

The Abolitionists

This film describes how 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.

This screening is part of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Face to Face: Community Conversations series. For students to seniors, this free documentary film and discussion series offers a unique opportunity to share personal experiences and reflections as part of a community-based conversation, facilitated by Wayne Glasker, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers-Camden. For more information, please visit http://njch.org/programs/program-face-to-face/.

"This event has been made possible by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and is a “Created Equal” project.  “Created Equal” is part of the Bridging Cultures Initiative of the NEH, produced in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, to encourage public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in the United States. "

Type: 

  • Adult
  • Film

Registration Status: 

  • Registration Required
Presented by: 
New Jersey Council for the Humanities
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