Interviews

Another night, another Zoom!  Gene talks about FIVE FOR FREEDOM, the men and the message, and its relevance today, presented by the Alexandria, Va. public library, on Sept. 8, 2020.  To view it on YouTube, click here.


As part of Authors Reading Aloud, sponsored by the Harpers Ferry Park Association, Gene read passages from Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers in John Brown’s Army, on Sunday, June 7, 2020, and discussed its message with host Catherine Magi.


For the 2020 virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival, Gene interviewed Casey Cep, author of Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee, and author, columnist and pundit E.J. Dionne, on his latest book Code Red: How Progressives and Moderates Can United to Save Our Country.


Gene’s podcast, on the Biographers International Organization website, can be heard here.   It was recorded live at Howard University on Oct. 28 and went live on Nov. 29, 2019. Gene talks about his book FIVE FOR FREEDOM, the story of the five African Americans with John Brown at Harpers Ferry in October 1859, and about the research that led to its publication.


Gene gave the keynote address at the 13th annual Montgomery County History Conference on Jan. 26, 2019.  His topic: “Post-Bellum Montgomery – Coming to Terms with Our Southern Past.”  It starts with MCHS Executive Director Matt Logan’s introduction at approximate 20:09. To watch and listen, click here.


Book Q & A on FIVE FOR FREEDOM With Deborah Kalb, published Jan. 12, 2019. Click here.


Listen to Dan Rodricks’ “Roughly Speaking” podcast.  He interviewed me at the Kennedy Farmhouse, where Brown and his men gathered prior to the raid on Harpers Ferry. First aired Sept. 18, 2018.


Writers Live! Enoch Pratt Library podcast, Sept. 20, 2018. Click here.


The Kojo Nnamdi show on WAMU-FM, DC’s NPR station, was a great venue for me to talk about FIVE FOR FREEDOM.  I was impressed by Kojo’s questions and also by callers’ questions and comments. The show aired on Aug. 15, 2018 and is archived. Interestingly, Amazon sales shot right up that day. To listen, click here.


B’nai B’rith International CEO Dan Mariaschin interviews me about my book FIVE FOR FREEDOM: The African American Soldiers in John Brown’s Army.  Listen by clicking here: 


Listen to the Mike Causey interview on GET UP WOMD 94.3 FM


On June 2, we launched FIVE FOR FREEDOM at Politics and Prose, the iconic indie bookstore in Northwest DC. To watch and listen, click here.


Live on Book C-SPAN, May 19, 2018,  at the Gaithersburg Book Festival. Click here.