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The Abolitionists Screening and Community Discussion

The Abolitionists: ©WGBH Educational Foundation/Atony Platt

The Abolitionists is the story of a small group of reformers united to end slavery at the height of its political and economic power. Abolitionist allies Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.

Award-winning teacher and author Dr. Tom McCabe, visiting History Department professor at Rutgers University-Newark, will facilitate discussion around the ideas and realities of freedom, equality and democracy – past, present and future – in the Newark context. This is a collaborative event by the Museum, the Newark Public Library, ASPIRA, La Casa de Don Pedro, Grace Church in Newark, FOCUS, Mount Zion Baptist Church, the Barat Foundation, and the Newark History Society.
Registration encouraged but not required: info@jewishmuseumnj.org or (973) 485-2609

The Abolitionists
Film screening &
community discussion
Dr. Tom McCabe
Mon, October 7
7:00 pm

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.