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Feb. 23: Black History Month at Villanova

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Start:
February 23, 2011 4:30 pm
End:
February 23, 2011 6:00 pm
Venue:
Falvey Memorila Library, Villanova University
Address:
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villanova, PA, United States

The Africana Studies Program at Villanova has asked us to speak  about Octavius Catto and the civil rights movement in the 19th century at 4:30 p.m. at the Falvey Memorial Library to faculty, students and guests. The public is invited to this free event, and we’ll be signing copies of  “Tasting Freedom,” which will be available for purchase.

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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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We like to talk. Our publicist put us in front of a video camera, asked three questions and then crossed his fingers. We're probably a little too serious at the beginning, but we loosen up as the video goes on.
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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.