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American Experience | The Burning of Pennsylvania Hall | PBS

Duration: 01:29
Program: American Experience #101
Broadcast Date: Jan. 9, 2013

Inside Pennsylvania Hall in 1838, an abolitionist meeting was disrupted when members of an anti-abolitionist mob threw rocks through the windows. The following night, the protestors set fire to the building -- completely destroying Philadelphia's monument to free speech.

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Post Date: October 18, 2012