|On September 26th, a sculpture of Octavius V. Catto designed by Branly Cadet - the first statue on public land in the city of Philadelphia to honor an African-American - was installed.
On Monday, October 2nd, at 6 pm, join us for a timely reading and discussion with writers devoted to Catto's legacy and the history of Black Philadelphia.
Daniel R. Biddle and Murray Dubin
read and discuss
Tasting Freedom: Octavius Catto and
the Battle for Equality in Civil War America
Erica Dunbar, author of
Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge
Daniel R. Biddle,The Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Pennsylvania editor, has worked in nearly every phase of newspaper reporting and editing. His investigative stories on the courts won a Pulitzer Prize and other national awards. He and his wife, Cynthia Roberts, live in Philadelphia.
Murray Dubin is the author of South Philadelphia: Mummers, Memories and the Melrose Diner and was a reporter and editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer for 34 years before leaving the newspaper in 2005. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Libby Rosof.
Erica Armstrong Dunbar is the Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University. She also serves as Director of the Program in African American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Her first book, A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City was published by Yale University Press in 2008. She is also the author of Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave Ona Judge.
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6304
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Published: Temple University Press - October 2nd, 2017