The Shakers

The Shakers

Passport Episode 1 | 59m 48s Video has closed captioning.

They called themselves the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, but because of their ecstatic dancing, the world called them Shakers. Ken Burns creates a moving portrait of this particularly American movement, and in the process, offers us a new and unusually moving way to understand the Shakers.

Aired: 08/07/85

Expires: 12/31/25

Rating: NR

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Funding provided by: General Motors Corporation, CPB; PBS Independent Documentary Fund; the National Endowment for the Arts and Ford Foundation; New York Council for the Humanities; New Hampshire Council for …