JOSIAH Documentary Screening
Josiah Henson, born in Maryland, spent 41 years as a slave. He was a dynamic man with unyielding principles who overcame incredible odds to escape with his family to Canada. His story inspired the main character in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a book that made people realize the brutal reality of slavery and fanned the flames of the Civil War. Yet despite his notable achievements and contribution to abolition, Henson’s story has been largely lost to history. Until now. Watch the trailer here.
On Tuesday, June 5 we will be screening his documentary. It will begin at 7:00pm in Cardinal Newman Hall with a Q & A to follow. Please join us!
Knights of Columbus
Grand Knight Kenneth Barnes, from John Cardinal Newman Council #9445, presents a check for $600.14 to Mr and Mrs Roy Bell, representatives of the Fresno Garden of Innocence. The funds were raised from a breakfast burrito sale at the St Paul Catholic Newman Center on April 29th.
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