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Monday 9:00 PM on PBS Premiered Oct 04, 1988 In Season

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Clip: Harriet Beecher Stowe Witnesses a Slave Auction

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Having recently moved to Cincinnati with her family, Harriet Beecher crossed over into the slave state of Kentucky in 1832 and happened upon a slave auction. Witnessing a mother and child separated and sold separately would affect her forever.
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