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Durham County Library Presents Harper’s Ferry Five: A Presentation by Peter H. Wood

Program: Harper’s Ferry Five: A Presentation by Peter H. Wood
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 21
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham, NC 27701
Cost: Free and open to the public

Durham, NC – Durham County Library presents Harper’s Ferry Five: A Presentation by Peter H. Wood on Tuesday, February 21 at 7 p.m. at Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham, NC 27701. This event is free and open to the public.

Join Peter H. Wood, Professor Emeritus of History at Duke University, for a discussion on his research The Harper’s Ferry Five: Tracing the Roots of John Brown’s Actual Plan for 1859, and the Southern Black Freedom Fighters who Joined Him. John Brown is well known, but his design for the 1859 Raid at Harper’s Ferry remains largely misunderstood, and the African Americans in his party are virtually unknown. They included Lewis Sheridan Leary, who was born in Fayetteville, and John Anthony Copeland, who was born in Raleigh.

This program is sponsored by the Durham Library Foundation. For more information, call 919-560-0268 or visit durhamcountylibrary.org.

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit durhamcountylibrary.org.

Contact: Stephanie Bonestell
919-560-0151 or sbonestell@dconc.gov

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