American Experience: Mapping History App
iPad App, iPhone App
Free, Show Info, Station Info, User Submissions, Watch Video Clips
What history exists in your neighborhood?
About the American Experience: Mapping History App
With American Experience's Mapping History app, you can relive the history of the abolitionist movement by exploring places central to the nation's anti-slavery effort. Retrace the steps taken by 10,000 freed slaves as they celebrated in Charleston, SC shortly after Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox. In Nantucket, watch a film clip from "The Abolitionists" documentary detailing the moving story of Frederick Douglass' childhood spent in slavery. In Philadelphia, layer an image of Pennsylvania Hall engulfed in flames in 1838 over the structure that stands there today, and see for yourself how it has transformed over time.
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