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Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection at Temple University
1330 W. Berks St, Fl 1, Philadelphia, PA 19122-6087 GET DIRECTIONS
Local: 215-204-6632
Accumulated by the eponymous scholar over three decades, the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection has materials on the global black experience in all formats: books, pamphlets, journals, newspapers, posters, busts and photographs, making it one of the nation's preeminent research facilities emphasizing the history and culture of people of African ancestry. Considered one of the foremost experts on the Underground Railroad, Blockson's private collection specifically includes the first-edition works of Phyllis Wheatley and W.E.B. DuBois; narratives by Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass; and the assorted correspondence of Haitian Revolutionaries and Paul Robeson's sheet music. Materials are not permitted to circulate.
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