Charles L. Blockson
We were studying American history about the framers of the Constitution…I raised my hand and asked the teacher,
“Did Negroes ever contribute to American history?”
She said: “No, Charles. Negroes were born to serve white people.” "
Black studies scholar and author Charles L. Blockson was born on December 16, 1933 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. A book lover as a young boy, Blockson, has amassed one of the world’s largest private collections of African American history.
A Literary Collective was started in Blockson’s name. photo Phill.com
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