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Feb. 28: FEMA Black History Month event

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Start:
February 28, 2011 10:00 am
End:
February 28, 2011 11:30 am
Address:
United States

This one is for Federal Emergency Management Agency employees in Philadelphia only. We’ll be at the FEMA offices, 615 Chestnut St. at 10 a.m. for a talk and reading from “Tasting Freedom” to more than 100 employees. We will be signing and selling books as well.

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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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Video Introduction



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.