Jared A. Brock - "The Road to Dawn"

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Jared A. Brock

“Vivid….a moving account of Henson’s life and a book from which readers will learn a great deal about the struggle against slavery.”  —Publishers Weekly 

"The Road to Dawn tells the story of a courageous man who pursued the common good in spite of painful wounds, discouraging setbacks, and personal flaws. Josiah’s winsome character and role within the broader abolitionist context keep us turning the page, as does Jared Brock's fine storytelling about this American storyteller. And these stories remind us that we have much to learn from those who embody the message of justice and mercy, whatever their flaws or fortune may be."  —Timothy B. Tyson, author of The Blood of Emmett Till and Blood Done Sign My Name.

Jared A. Brock will be showing his new film, Josiah: The Story that Sparked the Civil War. The screening will be accompanied by a presentation of his simultaneously released book The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion. 

At 57th Street Books

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About the book and film: In The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War, author and documentarian Jared A. Brock delivers the full narrative of a great man’s great life—a life that symbolized the definitive triumph of the human spirit over the brutality of slavery. In this excellent biography, Brock chronicles Henson’s 41 years in bondage, his eventual escape to freedom, and his rise as a great preacher and orator who used his freedom to uplift his fellow man for the entirety of his life. 

About the author: Jared A. Brock is a film producer and the director of Josiah, a documentary about Josiah Henson. He is the author of two previous books, A Year of Living Prayerfully and Bearded Gospel Men. His writing has appeared in Esquire, Huffington Post and Writer’s Digest.

 Watch the official trailer for Josiah: The Story that Sparked the Civil War:

Event Location: 
57th Street Books
1301 E. 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637