The County Council president and the County Executive’s First Lady say a former Montgomery County slave never received the recognition he deserved.
“Naming a high school in his [the Rev. Josiah Henson’s] honor would serve to pay tribute to his achievements, reminding our community of our unique history and the role of African-American leaders in our County since its earliest days,” County Council president Hans Riemer and First Lady Catherine Leggett said. “It will give our residents and children some ownership of the fight for freedom that Josiah Henson embodies. It will help portray our County in its true light.”