Talk on Civil Rights Pioneer Marking Constitution Day at CCC
Biddle and Dubin will discuss the story presented in their book, Tasting Freedom: Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America. Catto played second base on the Philadelphia Pythians, the city's best black baseball team, and was a teacher at the city's best black school. He also was an activist and an orator who shared the stage with Frederick Douglass. When Catto was murdered during an Election Day race riot in 1871, the nation lost a civil rights pioneer who had risked his life for the cause a century before
A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation, and the book will be available for purchase and signing as well. Free refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Libraries @ Camden County College and the CCC Office of Student Life and Activities.
The event will begin at noon in the Forum of the
Constitution Day is a federal holiday established in 2004 to celebrate the signing of the United States Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, and those who have become
To reserve a seat or for further details, contact CCC library director Barbara Laynor by telephone at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4923, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published: September 09, 2011