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How Did Josiah Henson Help Free Enslaved People?

 
 
How Did Josiah Henson Help Free Enslaved People? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 4, 2021
1. How Did Josiah Henson Help Free Enslaved People? Marker
Inscription.  Experiencing firsthand the evils of slavery, Josiah Henson chose not just to free himself, but to help others escape their bondage. After he safely arrived in Canada with his wife and children, he set out to raise funds to pay for his brother John's freedom. He earned money to publishing his slave narrative — the story of his life, including his enslavement in Maryland. He later returned to the United States and risked his life as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, helping lead over one hundred others to freedom.
 
Erected 2021 by Montgomery Parks.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans.
 
Location. 39° 2.74′ N, 77° 7.164′ W. Marker is in North Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Nicholson Lane and Old Georgetown Road (Maryland Route 187), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5900 Executive Blvd, Rockville MD 20852, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maryland: Confederate or Union State? (within shouting
How Did Josiah Henson Help Free Enslaved People? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 4, 2021
2. How Did Josiah Henson Help Free Enslaved People? Marker
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distance of this marker); Who Was Josiah Henson? (within shouting distance of this marker); Farm Road Bed (approx. 0.2 miles away); Preserving the Riley-Bolten House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Whose House Was This? (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Royal Audience (approx. 0.2 miles away); Return to the Riley Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Meathouse: A Food Vault (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Bethesda.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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