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Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection

The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection is one of the nation's leading research facilities for the study of the history and culture of people of African descent. This collection of over 500,000 items has materials on the global black experience in all formats: books, manuscripts, sheet music, pamphlets, journals, newspapers, broadsides, posters, photographs, and rare ephemera.
 
In addition, the collection houses selected artifacts, such as statues and busts. The collection must be used in-house.
 

Help preserve and improve accessibility to the rich, historical holdings found in the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, as well as grow the collection. Donate to the collection endowment today. This fund will ensure that these materials remain accessible for current and future generations of students, scholars and the community.

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If you search the web for directions, use 1801 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19122 to reach campus.  Please use the Liacouras Garage, located on North 15th Street. (Liacouras Center address is 1776 N. Broad Street). Parking will cost $14.00 (cash only).

Temple University is a stop on many local public transportation routes.

Broad Street Subway:

All local Broad Street subway trains stop at Cecil B. Moore Station (Broad and Cecil B. Moore Avenue).

SEPTA Bus:

The "4" and "16" buses stop on Broad Street at Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Montgomery Avenue, Polett Walk, and Norris Street. The "23" bus stops on 12th Street (southbound) and 11th Street (northbound) at Polett Walk, Montgomery Avenue, and Cecil B. Moore Avenue.

SEPTA Regional High-Speed Lines:

All lines stop at Temple University Station, located at 10th and Berks Streets.
For more information, please visit SEPTA's website: http://www.septa.org/.

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