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        The Burning of Pennsylvania Hall | The Abolitionists

        Inside Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Hall in 1838, a meeting of abolitionists -- among them Angelina Weld -- 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. Watch more in this excerpt from American Experience: "The Abolitionists."

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