Faith and Courage: From Slavery to Freedom
The Story of the Reverend Josiah Henson
Saturday February 16, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
St. Andrew’s Church
This is the inspiring, true story of Josiah Henson who was born into slavery in Maryland in the late eighteenth century. Despite terrible conditions where he was beaten, starved and degraded, despite every attempt to break him, he remained unbroken. At eighteen he heard his first sermon and was blown away. That Jesus died for everyone, for the black man as well as the white, struck such a chord with Josiah that from then on, he devoted his life to God and became a preacher. His belief in God gave him the strength to survive slavery and to ultimately gain his freedom. Once free, he used his freedom well and became one of the most important figures in Canadian black history. A veteran of the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, Cassel Miles recreates the Reverend Josiah Henson’s days in slavery and his struggle for freedom. Tickets $20 at the door. Join us at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church during this Black History Month.