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May 2018

6th Annual Washington Writers Conference: Don’t Miss It!

May 5
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center MD United States + Google Map

Since 2013, it's been my task and honor to be the chief organizer of panels and recruiter of panelists for the annual authors conference sponsored by the Washington Independent Review of Books, a nonprofit publication online since February 2011. My perk is I get to introduce the keynoters: Marie Arana, David Marannis, John Feinstein, Bob Woodward and Judith Viorst. At our sixth annual conference (formerly known as Books Alive!), I will be introducing Bob Schieffer, our keynote speaker and the…

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Gaithersburg Book Festival

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Gaithersburg City Halll grounds Gaithersburg, MD United States + Google Map
FREE

I am scheduled to be a Featured Author at this annual book festival held at the Gaithersburg, Md. City Hall grounds.  I will be discussing my new book FIVE FOR FREEDOM: The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army, a story from the past that very much resonates in the present. These five men have long been overshadowed by their martyred leader, treated if at all as footnotes to this watershed event in our history that most historians agree was a…

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June 2018

Politics & Prose

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
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FREE

I'll be discussing my new book FIVE FOR FREEDOM: The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army, an overlooked story from the past that speaks to the present. These five men -- Osborne Perry Anderson, Dangerfield Newby, Lewis Sheridan Leary, Shields Green and John Anthony Copeland -- have been treated as footnotes, if at all, to their martyred leader.  But, now, after 160 years, they take center stage for the first time in this work that talks about the world…

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July 2018

FIVE FOR FREEDOM comes to Fauquier County, Virginia

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Much of my research for FIVE FOR FREEDOM: The African American Soldiers  in  John Brown's Army took place in Fauquier County, now known for its horse farms and vineyards but once part of the  plantation South dependent on slave labor.  Dangerfield Newby, one of the five, was from here.  Osborne Perry Anderson's uncle was born here.  My "One Bright Hope" chapter shines a light on this county in the Commonwealth of Virginia just an hour from the nation's capital.  The…

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August 2018

FIVE FOR FREEDOM Comes to Oasis at Montgomery Mall

August 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Oasis at Montgomery Mall Bethesda, MD 20817 United States + Google Map
$10

Learn about the five African Americans who were with John Brown at the raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859. He'll describe the world in which they grew up, how they came together at that fateful time and place, and the aftermath, including the lasting impact on generations of descendants. It is a story from the past that resonates in the present. Meyer will also talk about his research, his discoveries and the very human side of his journey.

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FIVE FOR FREEDOM Comes to Frederick, Maryland

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 East Patrick Street
Frederick, Md.
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September 2018

FIVE FOR FREEDOM Comes to Busboys & Poets

September 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Busboys & Poets, 14th and V Streets NW
Washington, DC 20009
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I'm pleased to be bringing the story of FIVE FOR FREEDOM: The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army to Busboys & Poets' original location at 14th and V Streets NW, in the heart of DC's transformed lower 14th Street corridor--and also part of the burgeoning U Street Corridor. This event is co-sponsored by the Washington Independent Review of Books and Journal-isms. Fittingly, Busboys & Poets takes its name from American poet Langston Hughes, who worked as a busboy at the…

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FIVE FOR FREEDOM Comes to Montgomery County Civil War Round Table

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Gaithersburg Hilton, 620 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
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I will be discussing FIVE FOR FREEDOM: The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army at the Montgomery County Civil War Round Table on Thursday evening, September 13.  The public is invited. To learn how and why I came to write about these men, their roots, their places in history and their legacy, please see the blog "We Pause for an Announcement" I posted when I submitted my manuscript in July 2017. From its web site, here is a description…

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History Book Festival: Save the Date!

September 28 - September 29

I'm pleased and honored to have been selected as one of 20 authors to speak at the second annual History Book Festival, in Lewes, Delaware on Sept. 28-29, 2018.  I will be discussing FIVE FOR FREEDOM: The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army. My third and newest book will be published this spring and has already garnered advance praise. Details for Lewes will be posted soon. For information about the 2017 event, click here.

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October 2018

Book talk and signing, Woodstock, N.Y.

October 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
FREE

I'll be signing and speaking about my new book Five for Freedom: The African Americans in John Brown's Army at Golden Notebook, an indie bookstore in Woodstock, New York.   

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