Redeeming Uncle Tom: A Film, The Josiah Henson Story

May 29th, 2019

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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This film screening is part of the programming series in conjunction with the exhibit Remembered on view through June 30th. 

Josiah Henson was the enslaved man who was the influence for Uncle Tom in the seminal society-changing novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.Although he was catapulted to international fame in 1852, when the novel came out, what happened to him has been largely lost to history. Until now.

 

Josiah Henson (1789-1883) spent 41 years as a slave. He was a dynamic, driven man with unyielding principles who overcame incredible odds to escape his cruel masters and improve the lives of hundreds of freed people throughout his long life. Including interviews with leading experts and Henson descendants, Josiah is an unmissable documentary about one of history’s greatest lost figures. 

 

To accompany the documentary, the definitive biography of Josiah Henson’s life, The Road To Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked theCivil War, by author and documentarian Jared A. Brock will be on sale in our shop. 

 

Online pre-registration $10 for members, $15 for non-members.  Reservations are recommended, register online here or call (203) 222-1424 x5. Tickets are nonrefundable. In the event you must cancel, we will consider your purchase a donation and will happily issue you a donation receipt.  

 

To learn more about the film and Josiah visit josiahhenson.com.