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Redeeming Uncle Tom: The Josiah Henson Story

About the Show

Josiah Henson, a dynamic man with unyielding principles, overcame incredible odds to escape from slavery with his wife and children and rose to international prominence as a leader and abolitionist. His life inspired the lead character of ‘Uncle Tom’ in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 classic novel which has been recognised as one of the sparks that ignited the Civil War. In this ground-breaking new documentary, re-trace Josiah's 3000-mile journey from slavery to freedom. Critically acclaimed actor Danny Glover narrates the voice of Josiah Henson in the documentary film.