At the Blockson Collection: A Conversation with Charles L. Blockson and Cody Anderson

Join us for a conversation between radio personality W. Cody Anderson and the Blockson Collection’s Curator Emeritus Charles L. Blockson about his life, his career, and the people that he encountered on his journey to collect and preserve Black history and culture.

Their discussion will include little known information about Mr. Blockson’s collecting such as the hardships and disappointments he experienced, his travels to document the Underground Railroad, his activism, and the places and people he encountered and the lifelong relationships he developed. Other topics will include the Black History Committee, K. Leroy Irvis, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Marian Anderson, and Rosa Parks.

Charles L. Blockson
Curator Emeritus, Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection
Cody Anderson
Event Details
  • Start Date
    October 16, 2019 2:00 pm
  • End Date
    October 16, 2019 3:30 pm
  • Venue
    • Sullivan Hall
  • Address
    1330 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA 1912
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