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Redeeming Uncle Tom: The Josiah Henson Story

Redeeming Uncle Tom: The Josiah Henson Story

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REDEEMING UNCLE TOM: THE JOSIAH HENSON STORY tells the story of Josiah Henson (voiced by actor Danny Glover), the real-life inspiration for Uncle Tom in Harriet Beecher Stowe's classic 1852 novel, which has been recognized as one of the sparks that ignited the Civil War. Josiah Henson was born into slavery near Port Tobacco, Maryland around 1789. As a child, he was sold to Isaac Riley, who later appointed him superintendent of the farm at an unusually young age because of Henson's strength and intelligence.

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