MPT Presents

Redeeming Uncle Tom: The Josiah Henson Story

Special | 56m 15s Video has closed captioning.

Josiah Henson, a dynamic man with unyielding principles, overcame incredible odds to escape from slavery with his wife and children. His life inspired the character of ‘Uncle Tom’ in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 classic novel which is often mentioned as one of the sparks that ignited the Civil War. Critically acclaimed actor Danny Glover narrates the voice of Josiah Henson in this moving film.

Aired: 02/21/19

Expired: 07/14/20

Rating: NR

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