• Vt Historical Society to offer program on abolitionists
     | January 23,2013

    BARRE — The Vermont Historical Society will screen excerpts from the new public television miniseries “The Abolitionists” on Feb. 5.

    The series presents an overview of the national abolitionist movement before the Civil War and highlights the lives of five major historical figures: Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, John Brown, Angelina Grimke and Harriet Beecher Stowe.

    The free public event will take place at the Vermont History Center on Washington Street in Barre at 7 p.m. After the screening, historians Jane Williamson, Ray Zirblis and Marilyn Blackwell will conduct a panel discussion about the abolition movement in Vermont, placing the state in a national context during some of the most violent and contentious decades in American history.

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