American Experience

The Burning of Pennsylvania Hall

Clip: Season 1 | 1m 29s

Inside Pennsylvania Hall in 1838, an abolitionist meeting was disrupted when members of an anti-abolitionist mob threw rocks through the windows. The following night, the protestors set fire to the building -- completely destroying Philadelphia's monument to free speech.

Aired: 01/08/13

Rating: NR

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