Monday, June 4, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books welcomes film producer, director and author Jared Brock, who will sign and discuss his new book, The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story that Sparked the Civil War! The event will conclude with a screening of the accompanying short documentary about Josiah Henson.
Josiah Henson overcame incredible odds to escape from slavery and improve the lives of hundreds of freedmen throughout his long life. He found international fame—including visits to Windsor Castle and the White House—as the real "Uncle Tom" in the novel that fueled the abolitionist movement and ignited the Civil War. But his story has been mostly lost to history, until now. This sweeping biography immortalizes the man who was the inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin in an epic tale of courage and bravery in the face of unimaginable trials.
“Vivid….a moving account of Henson’s life and a book from which readers will learn a great deal about the struggle against slavery.” —Publishers Weekly
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of The Road to Dawn from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. Pre-order your copy here!
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.