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Canada Day

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1789-1883

We should be thankful that Josiah Henson had the vision to help build a strong black community in Canada.  He was born in Maryland, U.S.A. His entire family was sold to different estates when their master was killed.

Based on the scriptures he read he knew that all men/women should be free.  He was given the task of escorting slaves to Kentucky, he went through Ohio which was a free state, however, his strong beliefs in God and doing the right thing he did not want to steal the slaves and stay in Ohio so they all left and continued their journey to Kentucky.