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The Most Famous Slave You’ve Never Heard Of: JOSIAH Movie Screening

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Who was Josiah Henson? How has history forgotten this man? Join us for this special one-time screening of JOSIAH and get to know more about this exceptional man, a slave for 41 years, who overcame incredible odds to escape with his family to Canada. His story inspired the main character in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a book that made people realize the brutal reality of slavery and fanned the flames of the Civil War. Yet despite his notable achievements, Henson’s story has been largely lost to history. Until now. Refreshments will be served after after film.

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