Safe Harbor & Whispers of Angels: A Story of the Underground Railroad

Safe Harbor & Whispers of Angels: A Story of the Underground Railroad

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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This film is an incredible story of strength and determination, told through the eyes of the slaves and the people who risked their lives to save them. From free black communities to middle-class white society, groups of freedom fighters defied race and gender in one of the greatest survival stories of all time. Safe Harbor, airing Friday, January 11, 2013 at 7 p.m. on WXXI World (DT21.2/cable 524), follows the Underground Railroad through a little-known passage to freedom in the northernmost corner of Pennsylvania.

This film is immediatly followed at 8 p.m. by Whispers of Angels: A Story of the Underground Railroad. This documentary tells the story of the critical Eastern Line of The Underground Railroad and its role in the 19th century anti-slavery movement in America. Actors Ed Asner and Blair Underwood portray white Quaker abolitionist Thomas Garret and free, black anti-slavery activist William Still in dramatic re-enactments filmed on location in the historical settings where these freedom fighters undertook their noble and dangerous work.

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