Time: February 22, 2011 from 2pm to 3pm
Location: Charles L. Blockson Collection at Temple University
Street: 1330 W. Berks Street
City/Town: Philadelphia, PA 19122
Website or Map: http://library.temple.edu/col…
Event Type: lecture
Organized By: Charles L. Blockson
Latest Activity: Jan 28, 2011
A lecture by Charles L. Blockson on Frances E. W. Harper. Charles L. Blockson is founder and curator of the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection at Temple University which incudes rare texts, slave narratives, art, and a host of other artifacts significant in African-American history.
Blockson has written several essays and books centered on African-American history, especially in Pennsylvania, including The Underground Railroad and Liberty Bell Era: The African-American Story.
“Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was an extraordinary woman of commitment and conviction for her people. She was a poet with a gift for words and an activist for African American, civil rights and Women’s rights. Oftentimes, she was overshadowed by her contemporaries, Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth, but she is a significant person whose legacy is long overdue.” – Charles L. Blockson