A major literary moment: after being lost to history for more than a century, The Road to Dawn uncovers the incredible story of the real-life slave who inspired Uncle Tom's Cabin.-He rescued 118 enslaved people-He won a medal at the first World's Fair in London-Queen Victoria invited him to Windsor Castle-Rutherford B. Hayes entertained him at the White House-He helped start a freeman settlement, called Dawn, that was known as one of the final stops on the Underground Railroad-He was immortalized in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, the novel that Abraham Lincoln jokingly blamed for sparking the Civil WarBut before all this, Josiah Henson was brutally enslaved for more than forty years.Author-filmmaker Jared A. Brock retraces Henson's 3,000+ mile journey from slavery to freedom and re-introduces the world to a forgotten figure of the Civil War era, along with his accompanying documentary narrated by Hollywood actor Danny Glover. The Road to Dawn is a ground-breaking biography lauded by leaders at the NAACP, the Smithsonian, senators, authors, professors, the President of Mauritius, and the 21st Prime Minister of Canada, and will no doubt restore a hero of the abolitionist movement to his rightful place in history....
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The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War Reviews
"The Road to Dawn" is a biography about Josiah Henson, who lived from 1789 to 1883. He was born a slave in Maryland and remained a slave for 41 years. In real danger of being sold to a brutal master in the Deep South, he ran away to Canada with his wife and four young children. This was before the Underground Railroad, so he had to forge his own way north with occasional help from kindly strangers. As a preacher concerned for his fellow ex-slaves, Josiah raised money and convinced other ex-slave ...more
GNab This Biography of Josiah Henson, a man who proved the ideal to pattern her hero in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, takes up where that classic leaves off. Josiah, though not able to read or write until he was an adult, managed to enhance the lives of nearly everyone he met. He managed the marketing and the fields for his owner for years, and once he and his family escaped and made their way to Canada he took that innate intelligence and used it to help other blacks make the trans ...more
A gripping story that illuminates the remarkable life of a man history has forgotten. Josiah Henson faced countless adversities with grace, resilience, and strength of character that will inspire and challenge today’s readers.
From birth to death Henson’s biography comes alive in Jared Brock’s book. It’s a fascinating read, that takes you on an unbelievable journey: from an illiterate, crippled 40+ year old slave, to a man of passion and position, who meets with presidents, royalty and world-sha ...more
The is about a honest man, that impacted history. Read and find out about Josiah Henson. Very good book!