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Feb. 20: Pennsylvania Hospital

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February 20, 2013 12:00 pm
February 20, 2013 1:30 pm
Pennsylvania Hospital
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8th and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19107

We’ve been invited to be part of a lecture series by the good folks at Pennsylvania Hospital as part of Black History Month. Our talk will be at noon in the Zubrow Auditorium, 8th and Spruce Streets. We’ll also sell some books and be happy to sign them.

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