Josiah Henson facts for kids
Josiah Henson in 1877
|Died||May 5, 1883
Dresden, Ontario, Canada
|Other names||Uncle Tom|
|Occupation||author, abolitionist, minister, colonizer, soldier, army officer|
Josiah Henson (June 15, 1789 – May 5, 1883) was an author, abolitionist, and minister. Born into slavery, he escaped to Upper Canada and founded a settlement and laborer's school for other fugitive slaves at Dawn.
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Provincial plaque, placed by the Government of Ontario, memorializing Henson's "Dawn Settlement", near Dresden, Ontario
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