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Steering to Freedom: From Slave to Civil War Hero
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pmFree
The Royall House & Slave Quarters presents a talk by author Patrick Gabridge on his book, “Steering to Freedom: From Slave to Civil War Hero.” Based on a true story, the novel tells the powerful and inspirational story of a young man who became the first black captain of a U.S. military ship, while struggling to navigate a path to freedom for himself, his family, and his people.
Gabridge is the author of two other novels, “Tornado Siren” and “Moving [a life in boxes],” and four full-length plays. He has been a Playwriting Fellow with the Huntington Theatre Company and New Repertory Theatre.
Copies of “Steering to Freedom” will be available for purchase and signing at the event.