Abolitionism (or the abolitionist movement) was a movement aimed to end slavery. In Western Europe and America, this campaign was a real historical battle that sought to end the slave trade and liberate laborers. The problem of slavery and severe oppression of the black people remained one of the central problems faced by American society after the States gained independence. Many of the leading founders of the country: Washington, Franklin, Madison, Adams, Jefferson, rebelled against it and fought for equality in every possible way. The movement met with strong resistance, disputes, and various obstructions due to its overly liberal radical views.
The series follows the biographies of several real-life historical characters who played a significant part in the liberation campaign. One of the protagonists was Angelina Grimke, who went all the way to a prominent American abolitionist, political activist, defender of women’s rights, and supporter of women’s electoral action. Based on her views on the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Christian faith, and childhood memories of forced slavery, Grimke debated the unfairness to deny freedom and rights of anybody. She spoke especially eloquently about the problem of racial prejudice. The series also tells the story of Frederick Douglas, a national hero who escaped slaveholding and used the power of his voice to spread awareness and stop slavery. It would be improbable to overlook William Lloyd and Harriet Beecher Stowe, the originator of the publication The Liberator and creator of the bestselling book Uncle Tom’s Cabin (The Abolitionists Part 1). Both activists were concerned about everything that was going on in the country, especially after voyages to the southern plantations with hundreds of slaves, and revealed their ideas through works.
The Abolitionists Part 1. 2021. Web.