Posted by: Pam, at RML | May 7, 2011

Daniel Biddle and Murray Dubin, authors of Tasting Freedom: Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America

Who was Octavius Catto?

Octavius Valentine Catto was a charismatic black leader in 19th century Philadelphia. Catto was an orator who shared the stage with Frederick Douglass, a second baseman on Philadelphia’s best black baseball team, a teacher at the city’s finest black school, and an activist who fought in the state capitol and on the streets for equal rights.

Please join Radnor Memorial Library and Radnor Historical Society on Tuesday, May 10, 7:30 when we honor the Civil War’s 150th anniversary by presenting two very lively, award-winning, longtime journalists who have written a marvelous, historical feast for lovers of American History.

Former Philadelphia Inquirer writer Murray Dubin, and Philadelphia Inquirer editor and Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Biddle, have written a book that rescues the intrepid Catto from obscurity and brings to life a leader of the Civil War-era struggle against slavery and for equal rights.

Get closer to your WORLD…in the WINSOR Room at your Library in dynamic downtown WAYNE!


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