Josiah: the Story that Sparked the Civil War
Northampton Center for the Arts at 33 Hawley St. 7PM Free Admission
The Northampton Film Festival and All Hamptons Read Present:
Q&A and Book Signing with Director Jared A. Brock to follow film.
Josiah Henson (1789-1883) spent 41 years as a slave. He was a dynamic, driven man
with unyielding principles who overcame incredible odds to escape his cruel masters and
improve the lives of hundreds of freed people throughout his long life. Though immortalized by
Harriet Beecher Stowe in her seminal, society-changing novel Uncle Tom's Cabin and
catapulted to international fame in 1852, his story has been largely lost to history. Until now.
Including interviews with leading experts and Henson descendants, JOSIAH is an unmissable
documentary about one of history’s greatest lost figures. Narrated by Danny Glover.
- Friday, November 16, 2018
- 7:00pm - 9:00pm
- Off Site