Stand the Storm
- Stand the Storm
- Producing Organization
- Wisconsin Public Television
- Wisconsin Supreme Court
- Contributing Organization
- PBS Wisconsin (Madison, Wisconsin)
- The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
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- Program Description
- "Wisconsin Public Television and the Wisconsin Supreme Court share in pride their coproduction of STAND THE STORM, which makes real the intertwined stories of a runaway slave'Joshua Glover'and abolitionist Sherman Booth. The docu-drama depicts the role each played in a case that eventually pitted the Wisconsin Supreme Court against the highest court in the land. In the Spring of 1852, Joshua Glover ran from a Missouri slave-owner toward freedom in the North, until 2 years later when the US Commissioner in Milwaukee issued a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and jailed. When word reached Racine, where he had been staying, activists enlisted the help of Sherman Booth, a fiery abolitionist and newspaper publisher. Booth rallied a crowd of 5000 people, who broke down the door of the Milwaukee jail, giving Glover his freedom once again. Glover fled to Canada where he worked and married. But the struggle for freedom moved to the courtroom where Sherman Booth was arrested for aiding in the escape of a fugitive slave. His conviction ignited passions around the State, which sparked meetings and resolutions in defiance of the ruling. The Wisconsin Supreme Court stepped in and won Booth's freedom declaring the unconstitutionality of the Fugitive Slave Act only to have the US Supreme Court reverse the decision. STAND THE STORM dramatizes this important battle for freedom by bringing these struggles to life, combining re-enactments, context-providing interviews and historical perspective. It does so with creativity, artistic style, and with a unique storytelling ability. WPT and the Wisconsin Supreme court are pleased with their partnership, and pleased with unearthing a great story that could fulfill their combined missions of educating Wisconsin viewers about their constitutional history and the fundamental principles and values upon which it was based."--1999 Peabody Awards entry form.
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- Asset type
- Content provided from the media collection of Wisconsin Public Broadcasting, a service of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board. All rights reserved by the particular owner of content provided. For more information, please contact 1-800-422-9707
- Media type
- Moving Image
Producing Organization: Wisconsin Public Television
Producing Organization: Wisconsin Supreme Court
- AAPB Contributor Holdings
Wisconsin Public Television (WHA-TV)
Identifier: cpb-aacip-c7d88997f11 (Filename)
Format: 1 inch videotape
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the
University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-46d9f4b91a9 (Filename)
Format: Betacam: SP
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- Chicago: “Stand the Storm,” 1999-02-23, PBS Wisconsin, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 9, 2023, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-29-19f4qvqp.
- MLA: “Stand the Storm.” 1999-02-23. PBS Wisconsin, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 9, 2023. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-29-19f4qvqp>.
- APA: Stand the Storm. Boston, MA: PBS Wisconsin, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-29-19f4qvqp