BORN

June 15, 1789
Charles County, MD

DIED

May 5, 1883

Josiah Henson

Former Slave, Author, Abolitionist, Minister, The Real Inspiration for "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

The truth has never been half-told; the story would be too horrible to hear. I could fill this book with cases that have come under my own experience and observation, by which I could prove that the slaveholder could and did break every one of the ten commandments with impunity.

—Josiah Henson

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