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July 2019

FIVE FOR FREEDOM Comes to Alexandria Black History Museum

July 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
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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 this important museum in Alexandria, Va.  I am grateful to the museum for inviting me to give a lecture and book signing on July 13. The venue is also historic and is a shameful remnant and a reminder of of America's original sin of slavery, a place where human beings were nothing more than chattel and chained in the basement…

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September 2019

Five for Freedom Comes to Wheeling, W.Va.

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ohio County Library, 52-16th Street | Wheeling, WV 26003
Wheeling, West Virginia
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From West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle (Jefferson County) to its Northern Panhandle (Ohio County), come FIVE FOR FREEDOM: The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army.  I look forward to telling the story to "Lunch with Books" at the Ohio County Public Library, in Wheeling, W. Va.   Wheeling is across the Ohio River from Belmont County, Ohio, where Henry Newby, of Culpeper County, Va., brought his enslaved wife and their children in 1858.  Their oldest of 11 was Dangerfield Newby, one…

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October 2019

Rock Creek Civil War Roundtable

October 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW
Washington, DC 20020
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Honored to bring Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army  to the Rock Creek Civil War  Roundtable.  More details as they become available.

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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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