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People/Characters: Josiah Henson

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Autobiography of Josiah Henson: An Inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom by Josiah Henson
Black Marylanders by A. Robert Cole
Black Marylanders, 1864-1868 by Richard Paul Fuke
Brother Against Brother: The War Begins by William C. Davis
Early Black American Writers: Selections With Biographical and Critical Introductions by Benjamin Brawley
The life of Josiah Henson by Josiah Henson
Working for Freedom (Stories of Canada) by Rona Arato

Character description

Josiah Henson (June 15, 1789 – May 5, 1883) was an author, abolitionist, and minister. Born into slavery, in Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland, he escaped to Upper Canada (now Ontario) in 1830, and founded a settlement and laborer's school for other fugitive slaves at Dawn, near Dresden, in Kent County, Upper Canada, of British Canada. Henson's autobiography, The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada, as Narrated by Himself (1849), is believed to have inspired the title character of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)

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