Blockson Collection Event Opens Libraries’ Fall Season

The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection Presents African American Resistance to Slavery: Above Ground and Underground September 11, 2:30 p.m., Paley Library, Lecture Hall 1210 W. Berks Street, Philadelphia, PA The Blockson Collection welcomes you to discuss the rich history and contributions of African Americans during the era of the American Revolution and the Underground Railroad with collection founder Charles L. Blockson; Curator, Dr. Diane D. Turner and renowned artist Cal Massey. The role of the arts in depicting and preserving history will be illustrated by Massey’s Patriots of African Descent and musical performance. Join us for the opportunity to meet Massey, who has been commissioned for projects with the National Parks Commission and U.S. Olympic Committee and exhibited at the Studio Museum in Harlem, and a lively discussion with historians Turner and Blockson.

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