Leadership Conference Held in Honor of Josiah Henson (VIDEO)

Montgomery Community Media (MCM) and Montgomery Parks hosted the Josiah Henson Leadership Conference on Monday, Feb. 22 at MCM’s studios in Rockville. In this video, business leaders discuss the impact of Henson’s legacy and Montgomery Parks staff describe plans to open a new museum at Josiah Henson Park in North Bethesda. MyMCMedia’s Willie James Inman reports.

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Black History Month: The Heroic Legacy of Maryland's Josiah Henson

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Rev. Josiah Henson was born into slavery in Charles County, Maryland around 1789. He was sold to his mother’s owner, Isaac Riley, who had a 3,500 acre plantation in what is now North Bethesda. Henson lived on the Riley plantation from 1795 until 1830. While enslaved on the Riley plantation, Henson married, had children and […]

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Residents Commemorate Josiah Henson on Juneteenth

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On the same day many African Americans commemorated an important milestone ending slavery, Montgomery Community Media and the Montgomery Parks Foundation honored the legacy of a former Montgomery County slave. Josiah Henson was enslaved from 1795 until 1830 in Montgomery County on what was formerly known as plantation of Isaac Riley before he escaped and […]

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Josiah Henson Leadership Conference Planned for June 19 at MCM Studios (Video)

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Montgomery Community Media (MCM) and the Montgomery Parks Foundation hosted the fourth and fifth installment of the Josiah Henson Leadership Conference on Tuesday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the MCM studios in Rockville. The leadership conference addressed the local legacy, history and challenges facing Montgomery County’s African Americans and people of […]

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Five Things to Know for June 19 in Montgomery County

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Here are five things to know for Tuesday, June 19, in Montgomery County: 1. Josiah Henson Leadership Conference: Montgomery Community Media and the Montgomery Parks Foundation host the Josiah Henson Leadership Conference. The conference addresses the local legacy, history and challenges facing Montgomery County’s African Americans and people of African ancestry. The conference runs from […]

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Josiah Henson Leadership Conference III (LIVE STREAM)

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Montgomery Community Media (MCM) and the Montgomery Parks Foundation host the third installment of the Josiah Henson Leadership Conference on Wednesday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at the MCM studios in Rockville. The leadership conference addresses the local legacy, history and challenges facing Montgomery County’s African Americans and people of African ancestry. The […]

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Josiah Henson Leadership Conference II (VIDEO)

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The second installment of the Josiah Henson leadership conference addresses the local legacy, history and challenges facing Montgomery County’s African-Americans and people of African ancestry. You can watch the conference, below:

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Leadership Conference Held in Honor of Josiah Henson (VIDEO)

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Montgomery Community Media (MCM) and Montgomery Parks hosted the Josiah Henson Leadership Conference on Monday, Feb. 22 at MCM’s studios in Rockville. In this video, business leaders discuss the impact of Henson’s legacy and Montgomery Parks staff describe plans to open a new museum at Josiah Henson Park in North Bethesda. MyMCMedia’s Willie James Inman […]

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MCM and Montgomery Parks Host Josiah Henson Leadership Conference (VIDEO)

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Montgomery Community Media and Montgomery Parks hosted a leadership conference to discuss the life and legacy of Josiah Henson. The conference took place on the morning of Monday, Feb. 22 at the Montgomery Community Media studios in Rockville. Henson was enslaved on a plantation owned by Isaac Riley from 1795 until 1830 when he escaped […]

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Josiah Henson Leadership Conference (VIDEOS)

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Montgomery Community Media in conjunction with The Montgomery Parks Foundation hosted The Josiah Henson Leadership Conference Monday, Feb. 22 from 8 to 11 a.m. at their studios in Rockville. The leadership conference addresses the local legacy, history and challenges facing Montgomery County’s African-Americans and people of African ancestry. The conference serves as an introduction to the […]

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