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ANSWERING THE CRY FOR FREEDOM event at Trenton Public Library

April 30, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

“A Revolutionary Conversation: Whose history and whose freedom, anyway?” will feature Trenton students portraying real-life African-Americans who lived during the Revolutionary War and were excluded from the ideals espoused by founding fathers that “all men are created equal” and “endowed with certain inalienable rights…”

Students selected characters from biographies featured in the book Answering the Cry for Freedom by Gretchen Woelfle. Library visitors will receive a free copy of the book, and Ms. Woelfle will be on hand to discuss her work and autograph books.


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Trenton Free Public Library

Answering the Cry for Freedom

Author: Gretchen Woelfle; Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Uncover the lives of thirteen African-Americans who fought during the Revolutionary War.    Even as American Patriots fought for independence from British rule during the Revolutionary War, oppressive conditions remained in place…

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Trenton Free Public Library