After 41 years as a slave, Josiah Henson escaped with his family and settled in Canada. He went on to rescue 118 more slaves, raise millions for the abolitionist movement, inspire the novel that ignited the Civil War, and even win a medal at the first World's Fair in London. What's even more amazing than this man's life is the fact that few of us know his name.

Join Jared Brock on Steve Brown, Etc. as he introduces you to Josiah Henson and talks about his new book, The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War.

Jared Brock is the director of Over 18, Red Light Green Light, and Josiah. He's also the author of A Year of Living Prayerfully and Bearded Gospel Men.