Equality ● Democracy
The Abolitionists Screening and Community Discussion
The Abolitionists: ©WGBH Educational Foundation/Atony Platt
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.