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HU, WHRO Present Screening and Panel discussion of PBS Series The Abolitionists
01/17/2013 - #43

HU, WHRO Present Screening and Panel discussion of PBS Series The Abolitionists  

Hampton University in partnership with WHRO, will present a screening of the public television program The Abolitionists, Jan. 24, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Hampton University’s Armstrong Hall Little Theatre, 100 Cemetery Road in Hampton. From 5:30 – 6:30 pm, the Hampton University Museum will host a reception and offer tours.  The screening and reception is free and open to the public.    

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE presents The Abolitionists, a three-part series premiering in January 2013 in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.  The series brings to life the intertwined stories of five abolitionists, Frederick Douglas, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimke, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown who turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.  

On Jan. 24, a special viewing of The Abolitionists, moderated by Barbara Hamm Lee, WHRO’s Executive Producer and Host of the Another View Radio Show, will present an overview of the film and launch discussion connecting the Abolitionists movement with local anti-slavery history and contemporary activism.

Hampton University faculty, Dr. Eric W. Clavielle, assistant professor and pre-law advisor in the Department of Political Science and History; Sharrieff De’Johnette, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and History and Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, assistant professor of history at Norfolk State University will discuss the movement and engage the audience for Q & A.




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