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Meet the Author: Ed Maliskas, From John Brown to James Brown
May 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
On Tuesday evening, May 9, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.,author Ed Maliskas will share stories from his recently published book, “John Brown to James Brown – The Little Farm Where Liberty Budded, Blossomed, and Boogied” – the history of what the author describes as “far and away the most important black history site in the United States.”
It is from this site that John Brown led the raidon Harpers Ferry that ignited the Civil War, which led to the abolition ofslavery. A century later it became the virtual headquarters for the Black Elksfraternal organization and an important site on the venerable Chitlin’ Circuit.For fifteen years, thousands of young black people from Charles Town and many other communities attended the dances held there.By: