Josiah Henson: The Man Beyond the Myth Lecture
In her lecture, Montgomery County senior historian Jamie Kuhns will discuss Rev. Josiah Henson’s life–an enslaved man living on a plantation in Montgomery County before he escaped by walking more than 600 miles to Canada with his wife and children.
During his lifetime, Rev. Josiah Henson’s remarkable life story was closely affiliated with Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which generated outrage about slavery before the Civil War. He was an enslaved man living on a plantation in Montgomery County before he escaped by walking more than 600 miles to Canada with his wife and two youngest children. He later returned to the United States to help other enslaved people escape through the Underground Railroad. A memoirView more
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- Feb 7, 2019 at 07:30 pm - 09:00 pm (Thu)
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A Q&A with the audience will follow the free lecture.
7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912