Former Slave & Abolitionist Hero
Redeeming Uncle Tom: The Josiah Henson Story is a ground-breaking documentary that will restore a hero of the abolitionist movement to his rightful place in history.
Josiah Henson, a dynamic man with unyielding principles, overcame incredible odds to escape from slavery with his wife and children. His life inspired the lead character of ‘Uncle Tom’ in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 classic novel which has been recognized as one of the sparks that ignited the Civil War. Critically acclaimed actor Danny Glover narrates the voice of Josiah Henson in the documentary film.
Presented by Maryland Public Television and distributed nationally by American Public Television.