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February 25
4:00pm – 5:30pm
University of Maryland
McKeldin Library, Room 6137

Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped Into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home is the true story of five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South—and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice. In Philadelphia in 1825, these five young, free black boys fell into the clutches of the most fearsome gang of kidnappers and slavers in the United States. Lured onto a small ship with the promise of food and pay, they were instead met with blindfolds, ropes, and knives.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please visit www.lib.umd.edu/speakingofbooks


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