Feb. 25: Musehouse on Germantown Avenue

We eagerly go to Musehouse, the city’s newest center for the literary arts, to do a reading and talk about Philadelphia and the nation’s history in the midst of Black History Month. If you are unfamiliar with Musehouse, it’s a home where playwrights, poetry slammers, memoir and fiction writers and more can come together to share their work. We are two non-fiction writers, and we’ll be there from 7 p.m. to about 9.

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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.