Josiah Henson

Josiah Henson

Josiah Henson witnessed extraordinary cruelty in a childhood of slavery in the United States, but rose above it in Canada. His settlement, known as Dawn, in southern Ontario, was not far from Lake Erie. There is an interpretive centre there now keeping his story alive, as he tried to, with his first autobiography, called, The Life of Josiah Henson: Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada, as Narrated by Himself.

Southern Bottlenect – (R.Fenn) – Carlin – 112
Narrators: Blu Manhuma, Conrad Coates

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