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February 2019

FIVE FOR FREEDOM at the Smthsonian Anacostia Community Museum

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place SE
Washington, DC 20020
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FIVE FOR FREEDOM comes to Leesburg!

February 24 @ 2:00 am
Thomas Balch Library Leesburg, VA + Google Map

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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May 2019

Hidden Histories Panel at Washington Writers Conference

May 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
North Bethesda Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, https://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/wasbn-bethesda-north-marriott-hotel-and-conference-center/ + Google Map

Excited to participate in seventh annual writers conference sponsored by the Washington Independent Review of Books.  Previously, I was the main organizer of panels and recruiter of panelists and speakers.  This year, I'm pleased to be a mere panelist!  The subject "Hidden Histories" fits in well with my book FIVE FOR FREEDOM: The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army.  And I'm pleased to be sharing the stage with Paul Whitacre (A Civil Life in An Uncivil Time), Patty Pearson…

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October 2019

Detroit: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

October 16 @ 8:00 am - October 17 @ 5:00 pm
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Detroit, Michigan + Google Map

Honored to speak in Detroit on the first of a two-day conference in mid-October focused on the John Brown raid on Harpers Ferry Oct. 16, 1859.  I will be speaking about the five African Americans with Brown that are featured in my book FIVE FOR FREEDOM: The African Americans in John Brown's Army. I will be talking also about Detroit as "the border" and gateway to freedom from which thousands of free and enslaved African Americans -- includng one of…

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