To celebrate Black History Month, Montgomery Parks will be offering free tours of Josiah Henson Park and hosting “Lyrical Rhythms: The Sounds of Freedom” spoken word poetry event in Bethesda, MD.
WHAT: A historic resource of international significance, Josiah Henson Park is named after Rev. Henson whose 1849 autobiography was the inspiration behind Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
· “A Walk in Father Henson’s Footsteps” free guided tours retracting Rev. Henson’s life from enslavement to escape on the Underground Railroad to freedom
· Hourly screenings of the PBS Time Team America documentary “The Search for Josiah Henson”
· Culmination of the weekend will be the “Lyrical Rhythms: The Sounds of Freedom.” Bringing together original poetry, songs, and other artistic expressions of all ages.
WHO: Montgomery Parks’ Museum Manager or Historical Interpretive Staff available to discuss both our events and the historical sites that can be found in Montgomery County, Maryland
SOCIAL: Join @MontgomeryParks for their #BlackHistoryMonth events including spoken word poetry. Learn more at bit.ly/2jAF9pM
WHEN: Throughout February, with events on February 25 & 26, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
WHERE: Josiah Henson Park, 11420 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852
VISUALS: On-Camera Interview, Historic Site/Archaeology Dig, Park Patrons/Spoken Word Event
Museum Manager Available to Discuss Local Historic Sites and Events
CONTACT: Jordan Gray, Assistant Public Affairs Manager, Montgomery Parks. Jordan.Gray@MontgomeryParks.org or 301-518-7335/202-415-1840
by Misha Roth