Though immortalized by Harriet Beecher Stowe in her seminal, society-changing novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and catapulted to international fame in 1852, Josiah Henson's real story has been largely lost to history-- until now. Through interviews with leading experts and Henson's descendants, the film traces Henson's harrowing journey from slavery in Maryland and Kentucky to freedom in Canada. This is an unmissable documentary that restores a hero of the abolitionist movement to his rightful place in history.
The film will open with an introduction by Catherine Leggett, First Lady of Montgomery County. Q&A with filmmaker Jared Brock and Montgomery Parks historian Jamie Kuhns follows the screening, along with a book signing by Jared Brock. Members of the Henson family will be in attendance. Tickets $5.
Co-presented with Montgomery Parks Foundation and Josiah Henson Park Museum and Education Center
Friday, August 10 at 7:30pm
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910