Nov. 17, 2010: Rutgers in Camden

From 6 to 8 p.m., we’ll be in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Campus Center on the Rutgers campus for a two-hour talk and a Q&A. In addition to our reading and conversation about the book, university officials have asked us to explain our historical detective work — from uncovering the identity of¬† Catto’s grandmother to how we discovered details about the first black-white baseball game in 1869.

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A Call to Arms

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This broadside is eight feet high and was seen on windows in downtown Philadelphia in June, 1863, as black leaders called a meeting to convince black men to join the Union Army prior to Gettysburg.