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09-25-2010, 08:53 PM
Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site commemorates the life of Reverend Josiah Henson. Recognized for his contributions to the abolition movement and for his work in the Underground Railroad, he rose to international fame after Harriet Beecher Stowe acknowledged his memoirs as a source for her 1852 anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tomís Cabin. It was Henson's life experiences that inspired Ms. Stowe's creation of the character Uncle Tom in her 1852 outcry against slavery

This photo was taken at Uncle Tom's Cabin in Dresden. This is not a real photo of Josiah Henson, but manikins on display at the museum.

09-26-2010, 04:11 AM
Cool stuff, jimmy!

09-26-2010, 11:26 AM
Why thanks Jacqueline. It's an interesting little museum - jimmy