Blockson Collection

David Cohen presenting historian Charles L. Blockson with the Philadelphia Award
Charles L. Blockson receives 2016 Philadelphia Award
Type: News Story
Blockson received the award, a nearly 100-year-old honor, for his service of the community through his work as a historian.
May 31, 2017
Charles Blockson speaking at a podium
Historian Charles Blockson to receive the Philadelphia Award
Type: News Story
Charles L. Blockson, founder of the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, will receive the award at a ceremony on Temple’s campus on May 25.
April 25, 2017
Students listening to a woman from the Cecil B. Moore Freedom Fighters speak.
Arkansas students visit the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection
Type: News Story
University of Arkansas - Monticello students met with Philadelphians who took part in the fight to desegregate nearby Girard College.
April 7, 2016
Temple celebrates Juneteenth, honors first African American Marines
Type: News Story
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
Type: News Story
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.
June 13, 2012
Blockson Collection at Temple will keep Tuskegee legacy alive
Type: News Story
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