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July 2: Historic Philadelphia book signing

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Start:
July 2, 2011 11:00 am
End:
July 2, 2011 12:00 pm
Phone:
215 629-4026
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6th and Chestnut, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19106

As part of the July 4 celebration, the organization Historic Philadelphia is hosting a book signing for Tasting Freedom that will feature not only us, but Octavius Catto himself — a wonderful actor named Robert Branch who portrays Catto. If you haven’t seen Catto talk about his effort to desegregate the streetcars or to play baseball, you’ve missed a treat.  The book signing begins at 11 am at the Public Ledger Building, 6th and Chestnut, and should last about an hour.

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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.