Upcoming Events

Event List Calendar

Television. Radio. Newspaper interviews. Lectures. Book clubs. Churches. The authors of Tasting Freedom have events like these scheduled this month and next, are planning more each week.

If you want us to come to your event, please contact us.

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November 13, 2011

Nov. 13: African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas

O.V.  Catto was a congregant at St. Thomas 140 years ago, and On Sunday morning, Nov. 13, we will attend 10 a.m. services and then speak tothe congregation at 1 p.m.  We’ve done book research at the church and are excited to return. Books will be available for sale and signing as

Start: November 13, 2011 1:00 pm
End: November 13, 2011 2:30 pm
Venue: African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas
Phone: 215-473-3065
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6163 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19151

October 24, 2011

Oct. 24 — University of Delaware

We’ll be in Delaware for the first time, speaking in Newark to faculty and students and anyone else who stops by Memorial Hall at the University of Delaware. Our talk, sponsored by the English department,  is at 5 p.m. and I imagine we’ll be there until about 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Start: October 24, 2011 5:00 pm
End: October 24, 2011 7:00 pm
Venue: Memorial Memorial Hall, University of Delaware
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Newark, DE, United States

October 4, 2011

Oct. 4: Tredyffrin Public Library

Speaking at libraries is always a good event for us. This time, we journey to the suburbs for a 7:30 Tuesday night talk and book signing at the Tredyffrin Public Library on Upper Gulph Road in Strafford, Pa.  We haven’t been out that way before, so hopefully we’ll make some new friends.

Start: October 4, 2011 7:30 pm
End: October 4, 2011 9:00 pm
Venue: Tredyffrin Public Library
Phone: 610-688-7092
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582 Upper Gulph Road, Strafford, PA, United States, 19087

September 22, 2011

Sept. 22, on the Penn campus

We lunch at the Inn at Penn with the Association of Senior & Emeritus Faculty and then talk about “Tasting Freedom.” Group sounds like a bunch of top-notch professors who probably know more than we do.  Murray may be out of town, so this could be Dan vs.  some academic heavyweights.

Start: September 22, 2011 12:00 pm
End: September 22, 2011 2:00 pm
United States

September 13, 2011

Sept. 13: Camden County College, Blackwood, N.J.

We have been asked to be the Constitution Day speakers on Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the Forum Room of the college’s Connector Building.  Sounds like the event is going to start about noon and end about 1:30. We’ll be reading from “Tasting Freedom” and signing books, too. Please stop by if you are in the neighborhood.

Start: September 13, 2011 12:00 pm
End: September 13, 2011 1:30 pm
Venue: camden county college
Phone: 856-374-4923
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Blackwood, NJ, United States, 08012

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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.