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Redeeming Uncle Tom: The Josiah Henson Story

Hosted by Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site

Learn about the life of Josiah Henson, the inspiration for the character Uncle Tom, at a film screening and book discussion.

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February 5
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic SIte
201 U.S. 27 North
Fountain City, IN 47341
$8

Event Details

Redeeming Uncle Tom: The Josiah Henson Story is a ground-breaking documentary that restores Josiah Henson, a hero of the abolitionist movement, to his rightful place in history. Henson overcame incredible odds to escape from slavery with his wife and children. He served as the inspiration for the title character in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s classic 1852 novelĀ Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

After viewing of the documentary, audience members will meet author Jared Brock. Brock wrote The Road to Dawn, a biography of Henson that traces his escape from slavery and his work as an abolitionist. Brock will lead lead a discussion on Henson’s life and the impact of the Uncle Tom character. Participants will receive a copy of The Road to Dawn.

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For more information, contact the Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site at levicoffincenter@indianamuseum.org or 765.847.1691.

This program received support from an Indiana Humanities INcommon Grant.