American Experience

Triumph

Clip: Season 1 | 1m 59s

The day after Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox, Garrison was met by 10,000 freed slaves outside the Charleston Citadel. They seized him joyfully and carried him on their shoulders around the square before proceeding a few blocks to Zion's Church, where a mass of humanity pressed in to every available spot.

Aired: 01/08/13

Rating: NR

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