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February 5, 2019
11:00 AM
Ridgely Rosenwald School
8507 Central Avenue
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
240-264-3415; TTY 301-699-2544
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Book Talk and Signing

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

This program is part of the “First Tuesdays” programming series held by the M-NCPPC Black History Program.

“Sharp Flashes of Lightning Come from Black Clouds: The Life of Josiah Henson”

This new in-depth biography details the life Reverend Josiah Henson based on Henson’s 1849 autobiography (and subsequent editions) and primary source documents produced by Montgomery Parks’ Senior Historian, Jamie F. Kuhns – spanning over 10 years of research. This biography is an introduction to Reverend Henson’s role as the key figure relied upon by Harriett Beecher Stowe for her 19th-century novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. It will complement the visitor experience at the soon-to-be-built Josiah Henson Museum at Josiah Henson Park in North Bethesda, Maryland. This is the site of the former Isaac Riley Plantation where Henson was enslaved for over 30 years.

Ages: All ages are welcome