Josiah Henson: The Real Uncle Tom
|Tuesday||7:00 pm||8:00 pm|
Tagged as: documentary
Did you know that one of America's most famous authors, Harriet Beecher Stowe, based her book Uncle Tom's Cabin on the experiences of a real man - the life of Rev. Josiah Henson (1789-1883)? Josiah Henson: The Real Uncle Tom will take you on a visual journey from the historic Uncle Tom's cabin in Maryland, to Kentucky. and ultimately, to the famous underground railroad. Join television's Day of Discovery host Larnelle Harris, as he shows you how this African-American minister went from spiritual bondage in sin, to freedom in Christ: from physical bondage in slavery, to political freedom and on to help other former slaves to read, write, and learn a trade. You'll also get a glimpse into the life of Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), the seventh child of a prominent preacher in Connecticut. And as a special bonus, Larnelle Harris sings the spiritual "Great Gettin' Up Mornin'" and "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen," filmed at Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site.