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June 16: National Liberty Museum

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Start:
June 16, 2011 6:30 pm
End:
June 16, 2011 7:30 pm
Cost:
free
Venue:
National Liberty Museum
Phone:
215-925-2800
Address:
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321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19106

Join us at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia’s historic district for what we promise is history you are unfamiliar with. We’ll talk and read about the civil rights movement in the 1800s, how Philadelphia blacks were afraid to publicly celebrate the July4 holiday and about baseball in the city, pre- Cliff Lee and Chase Utley.

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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.