BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Eugene L. Meyer - ECPv4.6.19//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Eugene L. Meyer X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Eugene L. Meyer BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180711T130000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180711T143000 DTSTAMP:20180622T034210 CREATED:20180215T233520Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180221T200645Z SUMMARY:FIVE FOR FREEDOM comes to Fauquier County\, Virginia DESCRIPTION: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 Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County was a great resource and its volunteer staff eagerly welcomed me into its archives.  I am pleased to have the opportunity to share my story — their story — at their headquarters and museum\, located off the main street in The Plains on the afternoon of Aug. 11\, 2018. \n  \n \n URL: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180718T140000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180718T150000 DTSTAMP:20180622T034210 CREATED:20180610T200408Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180610T200608Z SUMMARY:Five for Freedom comes to the Lewes\, Del. Public Library DESCRIPTION:I will be speaking with readers of FIVE FOR FREEDOM: The African American Soldiers in John Brown’s Army  at the Lewes\, Delaware Public Library on the afternoon of July 18.  I look forward to a lively discussion of their story and what it means for us today.  They died to liberate their enslaved families and others.  It is very much a part of history that still resonates. \n \n URL: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180801T103000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180801T120000 DTSTAMP:20180622T034210 CREATED:20180216T210955Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180415T212814Z SUMMARY:FIVE FOR FREEDOM Comes to Oasis at Montgomery Mall DESCRIPTION:I will be discussing my book FIVE FOR FREEDOM: The African Americans in John Brown’s Army – how and why I came to write about these men\, for 160 years treated\, if at all\, as footnotes to their martyred leader.  They arrived at this fateful time and place — October 1859 in Harpers Ferry — by different routes.  Their names were Osborne Anderson\, John Copeland\, Lewis Leary\, Shields Green and Dangerfield Newby. Four would die — two at the scene\, two captured and executed two months later — and one would survive to write the only insider account of the raid that historians agree was a major catalyst to the cataclysmic civil war that followed.  Their lives and deaths reverberated down through the generations to today.  I write about the world into which they were born and grew up and about the aftermath and the descendants.  This is African American history.  But\, moreover\, it is American history.  It is a story from the past that continues to resonate in the present.   It is our history. It is our story. \nTo register and to learn more\, click here: \n \n  \n URL: LOCATION:Bethesda\, MD\, 20817\, United States END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180814T190000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180814T203000 DTSTAMP:20180622T034210 CREATED:20180412T174949Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180412T174949Z SUMMARY:FIVE FOR FREEDOM Comes to Frederick\, Maryland DESCRIPTION: URL: LOCATION:48 East Patrick Street\, Frederick\, Md. END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180822T190000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180822T203000 DTSTAMP:20180622T034210 CREATED:20180521T202114Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180521T202114Z SUMMARY:FIVE FOR FREEDOM Comes to Chicago! DESCRIPTION: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. \nMy 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.  Only one\, Osborne Perry Anderson\, survived to write the only insider account of the ill-fated raid on Harpers Ferry. It was a futile attempt to foment a slave insurrection. Instead\, it lit the spark that led to the American Civil War. \nFIVE FOR FREEDOM is the story of the five men\, the world into which they were born and raised\, their families\, their lives and deaths\, and their lasting legacies down through the generations right up until today.  It is a story from the past that resonates in the present.  It is a story still without an ending. \n URL: LOCATION:4736-38 N Lincoln Ave\, Chicago\, Illinois\, 60625 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180906T183000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180906T200000 DTSTAMP:20180622T034210 CREATED:20180317T131811Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180327T123832Z SUMMARY:FIVE FOR FREEDOM Comes to Busboys & Poets DESCRIPTION: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. \n \nFittingly\, Busboys & Poets takes its name from American poet Langston Hughes\, who worked as a busboy at the Wardman Park Hotel in the 1920s\, prior to gaining recognition as a poet. Hughes’ mother was the widow of Lewis Sheridan Leary\, one of the five African Americans with John Brown at Harpers Ferry in 1859.  Leary was mortally wounded while attempting to escape across the Shenandoah River. His widow\, Mary Patterson Leary\, moved from Oberlin\, Ohio\, to Kansas\, where she remarried to Charles Henry Langston and gave birth to a daughter\, Caroline Mercer Langston\, would become the mother of the future Harlem Renaissance poet and playwright. \n \n  \nOn its website\, Busboys & Poets provides this background:   “The First Busboys and Poets opened its doors on September 7\, 2005\, to a neighborhood – and city – eager to welcome a new kind of gathering place. Our flagship location at 14th & V Streets NW is located in the Langston Lofts\, a residential building in Washington’s historic ‘U Street Corridor’. The U Street Corridor has long been a center of DC’s cultural and activist scene with places like the Lincoln Theatre\, Howard Theatre\, Bens Chili Bowl\, Bohemian Caverns and other historic clubs and venues serving as the hub for politics and artistry. Until the 1920’s (when it was overtaken by Harlem)\, the U Street area was home to the largest urban African American community in the United States. In its cultural heyday\, the U Street corridor was known as “Black Broadway”\, a phrase coined by jazz singer Pearl Bailey. \n“In 1968\, the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr sparked rioting across many American cities. In Washington DC\, the chaos began on the corner of 14th & U streets – as people smashed store windows\, set buildings aflame and looted in outrage.” In 2005\, the first of what are now six Busboys & Poets locations opened just a block from ground zero of the 1968 riots in a neighborhood that has dramatically changed in the years since. \n  \n URL: LOCATION:14th and V Streets NW\, Washington\, DC\, 20009 CATEGORIES:Bookstore END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20180928 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20180930 DTSTAMP:20180622T034210 CREATED:20180228T141955Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180228T141955Z SUMMARY:History Book Festival: Save the Date! DESCRIPTION: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. \n URL: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20181006T160000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20181006T180000 DTSTAMP:20180622T034210 CREATED:20180215T231520Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180216T020303Z SUMMARY:Book talk and signing\, Woodstock\, N.Y. DESCRIPTION: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.  \n  \n URL: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20181013T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20181013T140000 DTSTAMP:20180622T034210 CREATED:20180201T215321Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180201T215321Z SUMMARY:Harpers Ferry Weekend DESCRIPTION: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 story.  It is our story. \n  \n URL: LOCATION:Harpers Ferry\, WV\, 25425\, United States END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20181014T190000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20181014T210000 DTSTAMP:20180622T034210 CREATED:20180613T165340Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180613T165716Z SUMMARY:Five for Freedom comes to Potomac! DESCRIPTION: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. \n URL: LOCATION:MD END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20181128T173000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20181128T173000 DTSTAMP:20180622T034210 CREATED:20180503T193752Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180503T193752Z SUMMARY:University Club Meet the Authors Night DESCRIPTION: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. \nIt’s a perfect holiday gift-giving opportunity! \nThe University Club’s Meet the Authors Night and Book Fair is a chance to spend an evening pursuing a favorite pastime–books and reading.   I am very proud to have been included. \n URL: LOCATION:1135 16th St. NW\, Washington\, DC END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20190212T190000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20190212T210000 DTSTAMP:20180622T034210 CREATED:20180307T165548Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180610T194628Z SUMMARY:FIVE FOR FREEDOM comes to Oberlin\, Ohio DESCRIPTION: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. \n URL: LOCATION:20 W Vine St\,\, Oberlin\, Ohio END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20190223T140000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20190223T163000 DTSTAMP:20180622T034210 CREATED:20180507T163145Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180507T163145Z SUMMARY:FIVE FOR FREEDOM at the Smthsonian Anacostia Community Museum DESCRIPTION: URL: LOCATION:1901 Fort Place SE\, Washington\, DC\, 20020 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20190509T190000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20190509T211500 DTSTAMP:20180622T034210 CREATED:20180312T194843Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180618T214043Z SUMMARY:FIVE FOR FREEDOM Comes to Montgomery County Civil War Round Table DESCRIPTION: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. \nTo 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. \nFrom its web site\, here is a description of the Round Table:  “Our goal is to help educate the public about the Civil War and the period prior to the war and reconstruction. Our members come from a variety of backgrounds\, all having an interest in the American Civil War.  Our membership is open to anyone who is interested and all are welcomed. For more than 30 years\, the Round Table has brought leading historians\, authors\, and public and private officials together with members interested in this important period of American history. Fascinating presentations\, spirited dialogue\, and special trips to nearby historic sites are all part of the Round Table package.” \n$25 includes dinner (reservation required)\, $5 donation if attending meeting only.  Dinner at 7. Program starts at 8. \n  \n URL: LOCATION:620 Perry Parkway\, Gaithersburg\, Maryland\, 20877 ORGANIZER;CN="Montgomery%20County%20Civil%20War%20Round%20Table":MAILTO:email reservation to END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR