April 21–Tasting Freedom: Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America

April 21, 5:30 PM, Paley Library Lecture Hall, 1210 Polett Walk Tasting Freedom: Octavius Catto and The Battle for Quality in Civil War America: A Conversation with Authors Daniel R. Biddle and Murray Dubin Octavius Valentine Catto was a second baseman on Philadelphia’s best black baseball team, a teacher, an activist who fought in the state capital and on the streets for equal rights, and an orator who shared the stage with Frederick Douglass. With his murder during an election day race riot in 1871, the nation lost a civil rights pioneer. In Tasting Freedom, Daniel Biddle (winner of the Pulitzer Prize) and Murray Dubin painstakingly chronicle the life of this charismatic black leader. Tasting Freedom presents the little-known stories of Catto and the men and women who struggled to change America. Join the authors for a discussion on researching, reconstructing and writing this important American story. Q&A with the authors Watch the authors discuss their research. Hear Murray Dubin speak on Civil Rights leaders in the 19th century. This program is presented in conjunction with Temple University Press.

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