The black struggle for equality

Posted on Sunday, Oct 17, 2010
Tasting Freedom is a marvelous historical feast for lovers of Afro-American, Philadelphia, and American history alike. Centered on the life of Octavius Catto, a mid-19th-century black Philadelphia educator and militant leader, the book reaches far back in time to Catto's grandparents' life in slave- and agrarian-dominated South Carolina and forward to an industrializing Philadelphia in the 1870s.