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

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Clip: The Burning of Pennsylvania Hall

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Inside Pennsylvania Hall in 1838, an abolitionist meeting was disrupted when members of an anti-abolitionist mob threw rocks through the windows. The following night, the protestors set fire to the building -- completely destroying Philadelphia's monument to free speech.
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