Next to John Brown himself, perhaps the most recognizable and evocative image of John Brown’s Raid is the haunting portrait of raider Dangerfield Newby. Jon-Erik Gilot's talk follows Newby from his childhood in Virginia and his life in the Ohio Valley, to his death at Harpers Ferry, his legacy in popular culture, and how the Newby family continued Dangerfield’s fight for freedom after his death. For the first time Gilot will also be sharing some groundbreaking, thought to be never-before-published information related to Newby.
In addition to being in-person in the Library auditorium, this program will be available to watch live on Facebook Live, on YouTube, and on the OCPL website's LWB Livestream page. Log into your Facebook or YouTube account during the program to leave questions for our presenters in the comments box. They will answer them during the live broadcast.
Tuesday | 2022 at noon
LWB LIVESTREAM: Program to be announced
PRESENTER BIO: John Suval is a historian of the 19th-century U.S., specializing in Jacksonian political culture and the American West. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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"Lunch With Books" is the library’s flagship program for adult patrons. These lunchtime programs feature authors, poets, musicians, historians, and more every Tuesday at noon. Bring lunch (to the Library Auditorium or your computer), feed your brain!