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Category:Josiah Henson

English: Josiah Henson (June 15, 1789 – May 5, 1883) was an author, abolitionist, and minister. Born into slavery in Charles County, Maryland, he escaped to Ontario, Canada in 1830, and founded a settlement and laborer's school for other fugitive slaves at Dawn, near Dresden in Kent County.

Josiah Henson 
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American activist and minister
Date of birth 15 September 1789
Charles County
Date of death 3 May 1883
Dresden, Ontario
  • autobiographer
  • abolitionist
  • preacher
  • military officer
Notable work
  • The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada, as Narrated by Himself
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