Sharp Flashes of Lightning Come from Black Clouds: The Life of Josiah Henson. Authored by Montgomery Parks’ Senior Historian Jamie F. Kuhns, the biography is based on Henson’s 1849 autobiography, subsequent editions, and archival materials. Kuhns spent more than 10 years researching the abolitionist.
A preacher, freedom-seeker and Underground Railroad conductor, an author, and abolitionist, Rev. Henson was enslaved on a plantation just off Old Georgetown Road at what is now Josiah Henson Park.
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