Mercy Street

Meet Samuel Diggs and Aurelia Johnson

Clip: Season 1 | 2m

Introducing Mansion House Hospital’s Samuel Diggs (McKinley Belcher III), a free black laborer who harbors a secret knowledge in medicine, and Aurelia Johnson (Shalita Grant), an escaped slave living behind Union lines and working as a laundress. See their relationship grow and witness their chemistry on Mercy Street. The six-part series premieres January 17 at 10/9c on PBS. #MercyStreetPBS

Aired: 01/17/16

Rating: TV-14

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Mercy Street was made possible by the Anne Ray Foundation, Virginia Tourism, Visit Alexandria, and public television viewers.

Immerse Yourself in Mercy Street

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Immerse Yourself in Mercy Street

Watch the narrative 360 degree video "A Letter Home" as a companion to Mercy Street, and then spin around the scenes and sets of Mercy Street with exclusive 360 degree images.

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