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July 2018

Five for Freedom comes to Takoma Park, Md. Radio

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

On July 23, tune into WOWD-LP  - 94.3 FM, Takoma Park Radio, or stream it on the internet.  I will be speaking with host Mike Causey about FIVE FOR FREEDOM: The African Americans in John Brown's Army, from 9-9:30 a.m.  The interview will be live-streamed from the station's website. This is a small, community station with a big heart and outreach from what is sometimes referred to as The Free Republic of Takoma Park, a progressive enclave in suburban Montgomery…

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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,MD20817United 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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FREE
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FIVE FOR FREEDOM Comes to Chicago!

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Book Cellar, 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago,Illinois60625
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On Wednesday evening, Aug. 22, I'll be at The Book Cellar, Chicago's premium indie North Side book store, to talk about FIVE FOR FREEDOM and the five African Americans in John Brown's Army, treated as footnotes if at all and for far too long overshadowed by their towering, martyred leader. My book tells the whole story, for the first time, of these five brave men who dedicated and in the case of four gave their lives to the abolitionist cause. …

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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,DC20009
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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 Baltimore

September 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Library

I'll be speaking and signing at Baltimore's famed Enoch Pratt Library as part of its Writers LIVE series on Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

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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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Harpers Ferry Weekend

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia Harpers Ferry,WV25425United States + Google Map
Free

I will be signing my book FIVE FOR FREEDOM and speaking about the five African Americans with John Brown during the raid on Oct. 16-17, 1859 -- the world into which they were born and grew up, how they came to join him at this fateful time and place, the aftermath of the abortive effort to incite a slave insurrection, the raiders' descendants and how this story from the past continues to resonate in the present.  It is an American…

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Five for Freedom comes to Potomac!

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Potomac MD + Google Map

I will be speaking to friends of friends in Potomac on Sunday evening, Oct. 14, about FIVE FOR FREEDOM: The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army.  While this is a closed event, I welcome the opportunity to speak to similar small groups in the weeks and months ahead about this important part of our history, a story from the past that rresonates in the present.  Feel free to contact me through this website.

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