Up From Slavery

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  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 7.3  (36)

Up From Slavery is a powerful and emotional docudrama series that explores the history of slavery, its impact on American society, and the brave individuals who fought to overcome it. The series is produced by Mill Creek and stars Coby Batty, Ronald Brown II, Karla Brown, and Byron Coolie, among others.

The show is divided into several episodes, each of which examines different aspects of slavery and its aftermath. The first episode focuses on the history of slavery in the United States, tracing its origins to the arrival of the first African slaves in the early 17th century. The episode explores the harsh conditions that slaves were forced to endure, the brutal treatment they received at the hands of their owners, and their ongoing struggle for freedom.

The second episode focuses on the abolitionist movement, which arose in the early 19th century in response to the growing public outcry against slavery. The episode examines the key figures in the movement, including Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and John Brown, and explores their individual contributions to the fight against slavery.

The third episode explores the aftermath of slavery, including the struggle for civil rights and the ongoing fight against discrimination and inequality. The episode examines the impact of slavery on African American communities and traces the history of the civil rights movement from its origins in the 1950s and 1960s to the present day.

Throughout the series, viewers are introduced to a wide range of historical figures, including both black and white activists, politicians, and pioneers. These include figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Barack Obama, among many others.

One of the strengths of Up From Slavery is its focus on individual stories and experiences. The series uses personal narratives to provide a more intimate and emotional connection to the history of slavery, highlighting the humanity of the people who were affected by this complex and difficult chapter in American history. By doing so, the series helps to bring the history of slavery to life in a way that is both engaging and informative.

Overall, Up From Slavery is a powerful and thought-provoking series that offers a fresh perspective on the history of slavery in America. With its strong performances, compelling storytelling, and insightful commentary, the series is a must-watch for anyone interested in the history of American race relations and the ongoing struggle for equality and justice.

Up From Slavery is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (7 episodes). The series first aired on September 13, 2011.

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Seasons
Aftermath of the Civil War and New
7. Aftermath of the Civil War and New "Freedom"
September 14, 2011
This section of the series looks at the conclusion of the War Between the States and the effects of the outcome for slaves, slave owners and the entire country.
The Civil War.  Emancipation Proclamation
6. The Civil War. Emancipation Proclamation
September 14, 2011
This portion of the series talks about the causes of and start of the Civil War; the evolution of the drive to win on each side of the conflict and of President Lincoln's bold step towards freedom for all slaves in the United States.
Abolition from the North Grows
5. Abolition from the North Grows
September 14, 2011
This segment of the series speaks about the efforts by Northern Abolitionists to eliminate slavery prior to the start of the Civil War. The participants in this cause and the actions taken by them are recounted.
Nat Turner's Rebellion, 1831
4. Nat Turner's Rebellion, 1831
September 14, 2011
This part of the series presents the reaction by individuals and parties to the continued use of slave labor in portions of the United States.
Slavery in the United States After the Revolution
3. Slavery in the United States After the Revolution
September 14, 2011
This segment of the series talks of the changes in slavery in the newly-created United States and the beginning of major differences in the tolerance and utilization of slavery between the North and South.
18th Century Colonial America and Slavery Under the Rule of the British Empire
2. 18th Century Colonial America and Slavery Under the Rule of the British Empire
September 14, 2011
The United States was founded upon the idea that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but would pay a bloody cost for denying that right to more than twelve percent of its population.
1. 1619 Virginia - The First African Slaves Arrive
1. 1. 1619 Virginia - The First African Slaves Arrive
September 13, 2011
Up From Slavery is a powerful, compelling and haunting documentary series that examines the history of slavery in America, from the arrival of the first African slaves through Nat Turner's Rebellion to the Civil War and beyond.
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Where to Watch Up From Slavery
Up From Slavery is available for streaming on the Mill Creek website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Up From Slavery on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu and Google Play.
  • Premiere Date
    September 13, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (36)