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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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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

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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