American Experience

Garrison Burns the Constitution

Clip: Season 1 | 1m 41s

After fighting for the abolition of slavery for 25 years, William Lloyd Garrison believes the Republic had been corrupted from the start. In Massachusetts, he burns a copy of the constitution. "The Constitution of the United States of America is the source and parent of all the other atrocities: 'a covenant with death, and an agreement with Hell.'"

Aired: 01/08/13

Rating: NR

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