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Author Talk: Daniel Biddle & Murray Dubin

Wed, December 13, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Authors Daniel Biddle and Murray Dubin will present their book Tasting Freedom: Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America and sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase. In Tasting Freedom, Daniel Biddle and Murray Dubin chronicle the life of the charismatic black leader, a free black man whose freedom was in name only. A civil rights pioneer—one who risked his life a century before the events that took place in Selma and Birmingham, Catto joined the fight to be truly free—free to vote, go to school, ride on streetcars, play baseball, and even participate in Fourth of July celebrations.

Daniel R. Biddle, the Philadelphia Inquirer's former politics editor, has been a journalist for more than four decades. His investigative stories on the courts won a Pulitzer Prize and other national awards. He has been a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and teaches journalism at the University of Delaware. Murray Dubin, author of South Philadelphia: Mummers, Memories and the Melrose Diner, 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.

This program is co-sponsored by Friends in the City (FitC), Penn’s Village, and the Philadelphia City Institute Library. It will be held in the meeting room on the library’s lower level and we regret there is no elevator.

Philadelphia City Institute
1905 Locust Street (19th & Locust on W. Rittenhouse Square)
Philadelphia, PA 19103-5730

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