The Search for Josiah Henson....The Man Behind The Story of Uncle Tom's Cabin
An acre of land in a Maryland suburb holds vital clues to life on southern plantations during the height of slavery. Josiah Henson once lived here as the enslaved overseer of the Riley plantation. Henson wrote the autobiography that inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, a novel that galvanized the abolitionist movement. Can TIME TEAM AMERICA find evidence of Henson's life here?
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