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|Died||May 5, 1883 (aged 93)|
|Other names||Uncle Tom|
|Occupation||author, abolitionist, minister, colonizer, soldier, army officer|
Josiah Henson (June 15, 1789 – May 5, 1883) was an author, abolitionist, and minister. Born into slavery, he escaped to Upper Canada and founded a settlement and laborer's school for other fugitive slaves at Dawn.
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