Octavius Valentine Catto was a teacher, activist, and orator as well as second baseman on Philadelphia’s best black baseball team. The nation lost a civil rights pioneer when Catto was murdered at an election-day race riot in 1871. Daniel Biddle and Murray Dubin, authors of the recently published book Tasting Freedom from Temple University Press, will discuss the life of this charismatic black leader. Co-sponsored with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Union League of Philadelphia.
This event will take place at 1300 Locust St. please RSVP on the Historical Society’s website (www.hsp.org) or call 215-732-6200.