Temple celebrates Juneteenth, honors first African American Marines
In celebration of Juneteenth (June 19), the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection held an event to honor the Montford Point Marines, the first African Americans to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps.
June 20, 2012
Photos give inside view of African-American life from 1930s to 1960s
Intimate scenes of African-American culture and life, captured by the prolific photographer John W. Mosley, are now on exhibit at the Philadelphia International Airport. The 55 photos on view, selected from the more than 300,000 images that comprise Mosley’s life’s work, bring one of the most treasured assets of the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection at Temple Libraries to the millions of travelers who pass through the airport.
June 13, 2012
Blockson Collection at Temple will keep Tuskegee legacy alive
Philadelphia-area survivors from the group have donated a trove of photographs, correspondence and other documents to the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection at Temple that will remind generations of the veterans’ noble service and sacrifice.
February 23, 2011