march, 2020

29mar(mar 29)2:00 pm(mar 29)2:00 pmAuthor Talk: Richard BellLocation(s):Rockville Memorial


Event Details

Richard Bell, author of Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home, will talk about the criminal network of human traffickers and slave traders who abducted thousands of free African Americans living in northern states and sold them into slavery. He tells the compelling, true story of five boys who were kidnapped in Philadelphia; enslaved in the Deep South; persevered, escaped and finally found their way back home. 

A book sale and signing will follow the presentation.

This event is being presented in association with Peerless Rockville’s new exhibit, Forging Freedom: Endurance, Escape, and Rockville’s Underground Railroad. See for more information.

This presentation is free and appropriate for all ages. Space is limited; register at 

Cosponsored by Friends of the Library, Rockville Memorial Chapter and Peerless Rockville.


(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Rockville Memorial Library

21 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850

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