The Abolitionists: Screening and Community Conversation

February 25, 2013 at 2:14 am

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.

Monday, February 25th, 2013, 6:30 pm
Bush Memorial, Russell Sage College

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

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

Free and open to the public

Additional info:  Andor Skotnes, skotna@sage.edu