University City Arts League

Nov. 14,¬† today begins five events in eight days for us. No Eagles game on this Sunday so go over to West Philadelphia’s premier arts education spot for a Dan and Murray reading and book signing. Event begins at 2 p.m. and should last to about 4. Address is 4226 Spruce Street and there’s usually parking on Spruce. If you’re not driving, the 42 bus stops at 42nd and Spruce.

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When they are not writing, Dan Biddle and Murray Dubin love to talk -- especially about the book. Invite them to speak to your book club, church, college class, civil war commemoration, fraternal group, library event, historical association meeting and more.
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A Call to Arms

Click to get a closer look, you can see the name of Octavius Catto at the bottom, as well as his father's.

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.