From lecturers to teachers to writers to the secret participants of the Underground Railroad and the Vigilance Committees, this volume celebrates the outstanding work of 12 devoted abolitionists.
Their names appear in books, pamphlets and other contemporary documents where accounts of their dedication and tireless work document the many facets of the abolitionist movement.
Bishop Richard Allen is recognized as the founder of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1816 in Philadelphia. It was the country's first independent African-American church.
In the field of education, Charlotte Forten is honored. She was the first of many resolute, young, black women who travelled to the South after the Civil War to teach the children of slaves.
Others honored with awards include Maria W. Stewart the first black, female abolitionist speaker and James M. McKim, secretary of the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society.
The DVD also includes an interview with Professor Wilbur H. Siebert, author of "The Underground Railroad," in which he documents 2976 stations and their clandestine deeds.
WARNING: Some scenes may be disturbing to the viewers as either the subject matter, personalities, or their spoken language may be offensive in the 21st century. Teachers be advised.