Women’s Rights National Historical Park to Show “The Abolitionists” in Winter Film Festival

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Date: February 7, 2014
Contact: Patrick Stenshorn, 315-568-0024

Women's Rights National Historical Park continues its annual Winter Film Festival by showing the documentary film The Abolitionists on Friday, February 21, and Saturday, February 22, 2014.

This week's film illuminates the work of William Lloyd Garrison and his allies in the anti-slavery movement including Angelina Grimke, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John Brown. The running time for The Abolitionists is 180 minutes.

Women's Rights National Historical Park commemorates and preserves the sites associated with the First Women's Rights Convention, held in 1848 in Seneca Falls. "We are proud to be part of the National Park system, and we invite everyone to join us in celebrating our shared history and culture through film," said Superintendent Ami Ghazala. "The Winter Film Festival is a fun way to learn about our national history," added Superintendent Ghazala.

All Winter Film Festival showings will occur at 12:00 Noon on Fridays and Saturdays at the Women's Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center, located at 136 Fall Street in Seneca Falls. All film showings are free of charge. The Winter Film Festival films are intended for a general audience. Visitors are encouraged to call if they are interested in a particular showing as film lengths vary.

For more information, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/wori or call (315) 568-0024. Join us on Facebook () and Twitter () to learn more about our upcoming programs. If you would like to be included and receive these new email announcements, send park ranger Patrick Stenshorn an email (patrick_stenshorn@nps.gov) to subscribe.

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