This new documentary focuses on Josiah Henson, a forgotten hero and warrior for the abolition of slavery. He spent 41 years as a slave and “overcame incredible odds to escape with his family to Canada,” according to organizers. “His story inspired the main character in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” Now, his story is being told in this documentary, “Josiah: The Story That Sparked The Civil War.” This is a free screening, but registration is required by contacting Delesha Thomas at [email protected] or call (812) 944-7336.
Thursday, May 31Carnegie Center for Art and History
6:30 p.m. | Free