Category: Book signing


On Monday, April 22 at 6:45 pm the Smithsonian Associates presents an evening program with book signing on Harriet Tubman.  Tickets are required.  For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


Harriet Tubman holds a revered place in American history and culture. harriet tubman - SA event - april 22Her accomplishments in helping fugitive slaves to freedom are among the most significant aspects of the abolitionist movement. A new Hollywood biopic is set for release in 2019, and there is talk of Tubman’s likeness replacing Andrew Jackson’s on the $20 bill.

Drawing on her new novel The Tubman Command, historian Elizabeth Cobbs examines a chapter in Tubman’s life that is less well-known: her Civil War military service in South Carolina. Tubman worked for the Union army as a nurse, a cook, and a spy. She recruited a group of former slaves to hunt for rebel camps and report on the movement of the Confederate troops. In 1863, she was the first woman to spearhead an armed expedition in the war when she guided a raid at Combahee Ferry, a mission.

Not long after the Civil War, Congress awarded men who had served under her the pensions of scouts, while Tubman petitioned 30 years for her own, and was finally awarded the annuity of a nurse—less than half the pay of a scout.

An award-winning novelist and documentary filmmaker, Cobbs is the author of eight books, including the nonfiction The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers and New York Times bestselling historical novel, The Hamilton Affair.

The Tubman Command (Arcade) is available for sale and signing.


  • Date: Monday, April 22, 2019
  • Time: 6:45 pm
  • Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center | 1100 Jefferson Dr SW | WDC
  • Cost: $20 members | $30 non-members

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In his new book, Van Jones, host of the recurring primetime special The Messy Truth with Van Jones offers a passionate manifesto that exposes hypocrisy on both sides of the political divide and points a way out of the tribalism that is tearing America apart.

Join Van Jones for a conversation discussing the blueprint for transforming our collective anxiety into meaningful change.


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Writers’ LIVE: Van Jones – Beyond the Messy Truth – How We Came Apart, How We Come Together

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 18, 7 p.m.

Location: The Brown Center, Maryland Institute College of Art,
1300 West Mount Royal Ave.
Baltimore, MD  21217

Purchase a ticket

Presented by Enoch Free Press & the Maryland Institute College of Art.


In his new book, Van Jones, CNN political contributor and host of the primetime special The Messy Truth with Van Jones, offers a passionate manifesto that exposes hypocrisy on both sides of the political divide and points a way out of the tribalism that is tearing America apart. He urges both sides to abandon the politics of accusation and focus on real solutions. The book includes resources – contacts, books, media, and organizations – for bipartisan bridge-building and problem solving.

Book sales by Mahogany Books (www.mahoganybooks.com).

Admission: $25 per person, includes a copy of Beyond the Messy Truth.

 All sales are final; no refunds will be given.

For information, call 410-396-5494.