Share Local Civil War History on Â“The AbolitionistsÂ” Board
Posted on 08 Jan 2013
The three-part series, Â“American Experience: The AbolitionistsÂ” has illustrated how abolitionists allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that transformed the nation. With in-depth depictions of key members' journeys, the mini-series brought a tumultuous period of American History to life. And whatÂ’s more? American Experience is inviting Arkansans to share images, documents and videos related to abolitionism on their interactive, online map!
Four years ago, when PBS began tackling the history of abolitionism, they found they had taken on a huge task: the abolition movement spanned decades, there were numerous leaders, the history was complicated and there was a vast amount of scholarly literature. But, there wasnÂ’t a book that told the abolitionistsÂ’ overarching story Â– and no guide for capturing the courage and struggles of the remarkable civil rights heroes.
To counter that issue, Â“American ExperienceÂ” chose to focus on a handful of key characters and create a character-driven mini-series set against the backdrop of a serious struggle in American history.
But, now, to recognize the broad efforts of heroes across the U.S. and highlight the many important stories that couldnÂ’t all be told in the series, Â“The AbolitionistsÂ” has created an interactive, online map for viewers, history buffs, museums and institutions to share the pieces of history theyÂ’ve collected.
Visit Â“The Abolitionists: Map of AmericaÂ” on the Â“American Experience: The AbolitionistsÂ” website to learn more.
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Â“The Abolitionists: Map of AmericaÂ”