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Meet the Author: Milt Diggins "Stealing Freedom Along the Mason-Dixon Line"

Event Type: Adults
Date: 5/2/2019
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
Description:
 This program, presented by the author of "Stealing Freedom Along the Mason-Dixon Line", Milt Dixon, will increase understanding of why the divisiveness over slavery lead to Civil War. In the years leading up to the Civil War, Pennsylvania and Maryland locked into a bitter debate over the difference between kidnapping and slave catching. One Marylander seizing African American residents of Chester County highlighted and inflamed that debate, and the underlying debate over slavery. This is the story of Thomas McCreary, the notorious slave catcher from Maryland. This program supports the PA Forward Civic and Social Literacy Initiative.
Library: Chester County Library
Location: Struble Room
Contact: Pam Marquette
Contact Number: 610.280.2642
Presenter: Milt Diggins
Status: Closed


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