As the Foundation works to raise funds for the new Josiah Henson Museum & Education Center, we are fortunate to be working with many partners who are helping us get the word out about this great Abolitionist! On August 10th, the Foundation sponsored a screening of the new documentary “Josiah” narrated by Danny Glover at the AFI Theater in downtown Silver Spring. The event featured a panel discussion afterwards with Catherine Leggett and the film’s producer, Jared Brock. Demand was so great that it played to a sold-out audience and had to be re-shown on Sunday evening!
On August 11th, over 80 descendants of Josiah Henson held their family re-union at Josiah Henson Park. Participants came from all over the country, and Canada too! Thanks to the Parks Department for welcoming these visitors to the very property where their ancestor was enslaved.