American Experience

Abolitionist Allies Fall Out

Clip: Season 1 | 2m 54s

After the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, the abolition of slavery takes on a new urgency for formerly enslaved people. Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison no longer see eye to eye, and they have a falling out. "Douglass has had that experience. Garrison is a white man in a white man's America."

Aired: 01/08/13

Rating: NR

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