‘Second Friday’ is on!

Jack Ford Courtesy photo

Unlike several other local events, the premier of this year’s “Second Friday” talks is going on as scheduled Friday.

The new season of Second Friday RAAC Talks will start with a rush on Sept. 14 (8 p.m., at the library). Jack Ford, a CBS and PBS news veteran, will talk about a new novel set in Rappahannock. Chariot on the Mountain is based on a true courtroom case from the 1840s, about a young slave named Kitty who won her freedom fourteen years before the Civil War. Ford is an award-winning journalist and a former trial attorney with a particular interest in court cases where slaves argued that they had a legal right to freedom.

Read our story about Ford’s novel here.

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