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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

A Radical Wedding and a Violent Response

  • Aired: 01/08/2013
  • 02:59
  • Rating: NR
In the spring of 1838, abolitionists Theodore Weld and Angelina Grimke wed in a "scandalous" ceremony, one unlike any other before seen. As news of the wedding spread, racial tensions in the city of Philadelphia reached a boiling point.
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Abolitionists Theodore Weld and Angelina Grimke wed in a "scandalous" 1838 ceremony.
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