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Henson, Josiah (1789–1883), escaped slave, slavery abolitionist, and Methodist minister

Sharon A. Roger Hepburn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Agriculture and Farming; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 977 words.

Henson, Josiah (1789–1883), escaped slave, slavery abolitionist, and Methodist minister, was born on 15 June 1789 in Charles county, Maryland, USA, one of six children of slave parents. He...

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Parker, John P.

Frank R. Levstik.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Business and Management. 791 words.

Parker, John P. (1827–30 January 1900), African-American abolitionist and entrepreneur, was born in Norfolk, Virginia, the son of a slave mother and white father, whose names are unknown....

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