American Experience

Garrison Gets Attacked

Clip | 1m 59s

On October 21, 1835, William Lloyd Garrison was headed to give an anti-slavery lecture at the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society. An anti-abolitionist mob dragged him out of hiding and threatened his life, but two burly men took pity on Garrison and he ended up spending the night in jail for his own protection.

Aired: 01/08/13

Rating: NR

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