February 8, 2000
The Glow of Reflected Light is loosely based upon the Canadian communities founded by William King, Hiram Wilson, and Josiah Henson. It is an exploration of the historical context which ushered such communities into being, and the myriad paths which brought about their inevitable decline. The Glow of Reflected Light provides some rare and enormously valuable glimpses into the interior lives of American slaves, freemen and women, fugitives, freedom fighters, and nation builders. This provocative drama has been exhaustively researched, sampling a wide variety of manuscripts and archival materials in the United States and Canada. The result is a story which resonates with the authentic voices of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.