This Thursday

Radicals.  Agitators.  Troublemakers.  Liberators.  These are just some of the words used to describe abolitionists like Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and others who led the fight against slavery during one of the most important Civil Rights crusade in American history.

On Thursday at 2:30 P.M. in RPL room 300, we kick off the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle film series with a screening of the film, The Abolitionists.  Produced as part of the PBS series, The American Experience, this documentary explores the Abolitionist movement from the 1820’s through 1865 through the lives of its most notable figures.

Immediately following the movie,  Dr. Jeff Pearson, Assistant Professor of History at Arkansas Tech University, will lead a discussion.   Admission is free and open to the public.

Can’t make it to the screening?  Check out the film for yourself at the library or watch online through PBS online.

For more information about this film, the film series, or famous abolitionists, contact your librarians at or call us at (479) 964-0569.