Gripping Must-See Slavery Mini-Doc on PBS
The Abolitionists (PBS, 9pm) - This is gripping stuff, the kind of television in which the acting,
setting and lighting are so perfect as to be invisible and which holds
the viewer transfixed for a full hour.
It isn’t pretty, but then,
slavery wasn’t pretty, either. There are wrenching scenes of a slave
mother forcibly separated from her children on the auction block and a
female slave whose hands are bound and attached to a ceiling hook while
she is whipped.