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Josiah Henson and his family began their life in Canada in 1830, truly free to build a self-sufficient community for fugitives from slavery known as the Dawn Settlement. The Dawn Settlement became one of the first vocational schools in Canada and provided training in many areas for freed child slaves and traded black walnut lumber. Morley later became the treasurer of the fund to finance Henson's visit England in 1877 to exhibit his woodwork in the World Fair and meet Queen Victoria.