The Leonard Lopate Show

Slavery in the North after the American Revolution

Monday, March 16, 2015

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner discusses slavery in the Northern states, which lived on legally and commercially despite being abolished after the American Revolution. 

Comments [5]


The Unknown Heroes of Brooklyn's Past

Saturday, January 18, 2014

A new exhibition highlights the borough's abolitionists at a time when one-third of Brooklyn residents were enslaved Africans.


The Leonard Lopate Show

The Abolitionists

Friday, January 04, 2013

Rob Rapley, the writer, director, and producer of "The Abolitionists," a three-part documentary about the group of men and women who pushed for the emancipation of slaves before and during the Civil War. And we'll be joined by Neal Huff, who portrays William Lloyd Garrison. It premieres on PBS's American Experience on Tuesday, January 8.

Comments [11]

The Leonard Lopate Show


Friday, January 04, 2013

On today’s show: we’ll look at how some of the principles of physics could be applied to Wall Street and how some physicists are already changing our financial institutions. Also, filmmaker Michael Apted talks about the latest installment of his 7 Up series, which checks in on the lives of a group of men and women every 7 years. And, Rob Rapley and Neal Huff discuss their documentary “The Abolitionists.” Plus, our latest Please Explain is about helium!

The Brian Lehrer Show

John Brown's Body

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

153 years ago today, the body of abolitionist John Brown passed through New York City. Tony Horwitz, author of Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War, explains what he meant to the city.

Comments [5]