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

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 African ancestry.

The conference served as an introduction to the campaign for the Josiah Henson Park Museum and Education Center in North Bethesda. Edward Reed, president emeritus of the Maryland School Counselor Association, led the morning activities and moderates two panels of experts.

Distinguished guest speakers addressed these primary topics:

  • Who was Josiah Henson? What is Josiah Henson Park Museum and Education Center?
  • Panel Discussion: Black Images in Mass Media from Uncle Tom to Black Panther;
  • Panel Discussion: Looking Back and Moving Forward – Nurturing Black Fathers, Sons and Brothers;
  • How you can join the Josiah Henson Park Museum and Education Center Campaign.

The presentations by the two panels may be watched below:

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