Aug. 10: SOLD OUT! Film screening followed by Q&A with filmmaker Jared Brock, First Lady of Montgomery County Catherine Leggett, Montgomery Parks historian Jamie Kuhns and Josiah Henson descendant Dennis Green, moderated by historian Anthony Cohen, Founder/Director of the Menare Foundation. After the screening, Jared Brock will sign copies of his book, "The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story that Sparked the Civil War," available for sale in the lobby.
Aug. 12: film screening only.
Co-presented with Montgomery Parks Foundation and Josiah Henson Park Museum and Education Center
Josiah Henson (1789–1883) spent 41 years enslaved. He was a dynamic, driven and principled man who overcame incredible odds to escape his masters and improve the lives of hundreds of freed people throughout his long life. Though immortalized by Harriet Beecher Stowe in her seminal, society-changing novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and catapulted to international fame in 1852, his 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. Narrated by Danny Glover, this is an unmissable documentary that restores a hero of the abolitionist movement to his rightful place in history. DIR/SCR/PROD Jared Brock. U.S., 2018, color, 56 min. NOT RATED
AFI Member passes accepted.
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