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Lecture: Life of Josiah Henson
April 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Peerless Rockville welcomes Jamie Ferguson Kuhns, senior historian for Montgomery Parks, as she presents on her newly published book, Sharp Flashes of Lightning Come from Black Clouds: The Life of Josiah Henson. This in-depth biography draws a comprehensive portrait of Reverend Henson as a real person and the 19th-century world in which he lived. Based on Henson’s autobiography, primary source documents, and over 10 years of research, this work looks at Henson beyond his role as an inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 19th-century landmark novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin.