March 30-31: Charleston, S.C.

Coming up is a road trip to South Carolina where we have three events in two days.  First up is Trident Technical College, just outside of Charleston, at 12:30 on the 30th. Then we go back to Charleston and speak at the Public Library at 6 p.m.  On Thursday the 31st, we’re privileged to speak at the College of Charleston at 7:30 p.m. Dan and Murray spent 12 days in South Carolina doing research looking for the roots of Catto family. With the help of local archivists, librarians and historians, we learned a great deal and got most of our questions answered.  We are looking forward to our return.

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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.