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Told as a child his heritage had no history worth learning, Charles L. Blockson made it his life’s mission to not only prove the statement horrifically wrong, but to make it harder for others to make the same bigoted pronunciations.
The Norristown native and Penn State grad passed up a career in professional sports to become a historian, amassing a huge collection of Black American memorabilia and artifacts.
Scroll through the thread below to read how Blockson worked to bring Black history to the fore.