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In honor of Black History Month, the Robert C. and Dorothy M. Peoples Library, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Student Life Department are sponsoring the event as a “meet and greet” with the author that will lead to discussion of the book with students and other attendees. Biddle and Dubin have written a compelling biography of Octavius Catto, “Philadelphia’s best kept secret,” that paints a vivid picture of Civil War America and, in particular, Philadelphia’s rich history in the fight for civil rights.
Visit the book’s website for author information, book excerpts, reviews, and more.