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The Abolitionists: Screening and Community Conversation

Date: Monday, February 25th, 2013

Time: 6:30 pm

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Bush Memorial Russell Sage College

Contact: Andor Skotnes,

The Sage Colleges Department of History and Society, in partnership with WMHT, the Underground Railroad Project of the Capital Region and the Rensselaer County Historical Society proudly host a screening and facilitated community conversation of American Experience: The Abolitionists.

Moderated by Ilene Frank, Executive Director of the Rensselaer County Historical Society.

Panelists include:

  • Andor Skotnes, Professor of History and Chair, Department of History and Society, The Sage Colleges
  • Paul Stewart, co-founder, Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region 
  • Tiffany S. Powell-Lambright, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Help Yourself Academy, Director, Esteves Graduate School of Education
  • Isabel Pottinger, sophomore at Albany High School and member of the Young Abolitionists


A PBS American Experience broadcast that tells the story of abolitionist allies Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimk√© who turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation. 

Free and open to the public