Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers in John Brown’s Army


July 11


01:00 pm - 03:00 pm

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AAHA of Fauquier



4243 Loudoun Avenue , The Plains, VA 20198

The Plains, VA, US, 20198

Talk & Book Signing: by Author Eugene L. Meyer who is an award-winning veteran journalist with eclectic interests but special passions for history, lifestyles, travel, real estate and the Chesapeake Bay. He has been widely published in magazines, authored two books and was for many years a reporter and editor at the Washington Post. Since leaving the Post in 2004, Meyer has garnered more than a dozen awards for his work, and has had more than 50 bylines in The New York Times. His first journalism job was as Washington bureau librarian for the old New York Herald Tribune, where he got to tag along with a White House reporter and watch the 1964 Civil Rights Act being signed into law.

Note from the author:

I’ve recently completed a book about the five African Americans who were with John Brown at Harpers Ferry in 1859. They have long been treated–if at all–as footnotes to the towering figure of the martyred Brown.  “Five for Freedom,” coming in 2018, is the story of these five brave men, their roots and their descendants. It is a story from the past that resonates in the present. The publisher is Lawrence Hill Books, an imprint of Chicago Review Press.