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Historical Society of Pennsylvania

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October 6, 2010
Venue:
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19107

October 6, 6 p.m., Dan and Murray will speak, read from the book and answer questions at the Historical Society on the corner of 13th and Locust Streets in Philadelphia. The event is free, open to the public, and gives us an opportunity to return to a building where we did a lot of research. The Library Company of Philadelphia and the Union League are co-sponsors.

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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.