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Seven Angry Men

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John Brown and his sons and followers murder advocates of slavery so that Kansas can join the United States as a free state. They continue the fight in Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
DVD
2015; 1955
Clemons (Stacks)
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Roots

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The gripping story is told through four generations, from the capture of Kunta Kinte in Africa to his transport to Colonial America in brutal conditions through successive generations fighting to win their freedom in the Civil War.
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Slavery and Freedom [electronic resource]

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Discusses the institution of slavery and the powerful influence of abolitionist writers. Describes Frederick Douglass's life as presented in his autobiography, "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass". Discusses Harriet Jacobs's life as written in her narrative, "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl". Examines the emotional appeal of Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin".
Online
2003
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The Abolitionists: Part 1

Shared beliefs about slavery bring together Angelina Grimké, the daughter of a Charleston plantation family, who moves north and becomes a public speaker against slavery; Frederick Douglass, a young slave who becomes hopeful when he hears about the abolitionists; William Lloyd Garrison, who founds the newspaper The Liberator, a powerful voice for the movement; Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose first trip to the South changes her life and her writing; and John Brown, who devotes his life to the cause. The abolitionist movement, however, is in disarray and increasing violence raises doubts about the efficacy of its pacifist tactics.
Online
2017; 2013
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The Abolitionists: Part 2

Douglass escapes slavery, eventually joining Garrison in the anti-slavery movement. Threatened with capture by his former owner, Douglass flees to England, returning to the U.S. in 1847. He launches his own anti-slavery paper. John Brown meets with Douglass, revealing his radical plan to raise an army, attack plantations and free the slaves. Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes Uncle Tom's Cabin in 1852. A best-seller, and then wildly successful stage play, this influential novel changes the hearts and minds of millions of Americans. The divide between North and South deepens, touching off a crisis that is about to careen out of control.
Online
2017; 2013
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The Abolitionists: Part 3

The battle between pro-slavery and free-soil contingents rises to fever pitch. During his raid on Harpers Ferry, John Brown is captured, then executed, becoming a martyr for the cause. Abraham Lincoln is elected president in 1860. Southern states secede, war breaks out and the conflict unexpectedly drags on. On New Year's Day 1863, it is announced that Lincoln has emancipated the slaves in rebel territory. African-American men may now enlist in the Union forces; two of Douglass' sons go to war. In December 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment is ratified, banning slavery in all states forever.
Online
2017; 2013