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November 2018

FIVE FOR FREEDOM Comes to Pamplin Historical Park and Museum of the Civil War Soldier

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Rd,
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I will be speaking Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. -- about FIVE FOR FREEDOM -- at Pamplin Historical Park and Museum of the Civil War Soldier, in Petersburg, Va.  For more information about this event, click here.  Or read below: Slavery & Freedom: Lectures & Book Signing November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm “Who freed the slaves?” Since the end of the Civil War this complex question is one that many people have sought to answer definitively. Often due to…

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University Club Meet the Authors Night

November 28 @ 5:30 pm
University Club of Washington, D.C., 1135 16th St. NW
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I will be signing books at the 29th annual University Club Meet the Authors Night in Washington, D.C.  More than 500 attendees, including University Club members, guests and the general public will discuss, buy and have books personalized by some of the nation's leading authors. Last year a record number of books were signed and sold. It's a perfect holiday gift-giving opportunity! The University Club's Meet the Authors Night and Book Fair is a chance to spend an evening pursuing a…

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January 2019

Keynote: The 2019 Montgomery County History Conference

January 26, 2019
Montgomery College Germantown Campus

Each year in January, the Montgomery County Historical Society holds a day-long conference on various aspects of local history.  Upwards of 200 people attend this annual gathering, which has been held since 2007.  It is a great event for local history buffs and anyone interested in learning more about Maryland's most populous jurisdiction.  From a 1900 population of about 30,000, the county now has more than 1 million inhabitants. Formerly homogeneous, it is today a vibrant multi-cultural mosaic of people from…

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February 2019

Five for Freedom Comes to the Montgomery County Historical Society

February 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Five for Freedom Comes to Manassas

February 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On Sunday afternoon, Feb. 10, FIVE FOR FREEDOM: The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army comes to the Manassas Museum.  Details to come.

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FIVE FOR FREEDOM comes to Oberlin, Ohio

February 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oberlin Heritage Center, 20 W Vine St,
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I have been invited to be the featured speaker for the Oberlin Heritage Center on Feb. 12, 2019, during Black History Month. The venue will be Oberlin's historic First Church, which played a major role in the antislavery cause and was the site of a memorial service for John Anthony Copeland, one of the Five for Freedom.  More details to come.

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FIVE FOR FREEDOM comes to Mitchellville, Md.

February 17, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This is a private event to raise money for the Hurston/Wright Foundation, whose mission is to discover, mentor and honor Black writers.  I am delighted to contribute to this worthy cause. While this is not open to the general public, I welcome other opportunities to speak to groups -- small or large -- in homes or larger venues.  Please submit a request under the SPEAKING tab on this website.

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FIVE FOR FREEDOM at the Smthsonian Anacostia Community Museum

February 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place SE
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FIVE FOR FREEDOM comes to Leesburg!

February 24, 2019 @ 2:00 am
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On Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m.,  I'll be speaking in Leesburg, Va., as part of the Winter-Spring Lecture Series at the Thomas Balch Library.  This wonderful library in the seat of Loudoun County is among the first institutions I visited as I began my research for FIVE FOR FREEDOM, my book about the five African Americans who went with John Brown to Harpers Ferry in October 1859.  The Friends of Thomas Balch Library will be publicizing this event in…

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