Black Lives Always Mattered! Public Program Series

14 Oct - 19 Nov 2020
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Virtual Events


Eric Battle at the Black Lives Always Mattered! exhibition, Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University. Photo by Ryan S. Brandenberg courtesy of Temple University. 

Presented by the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection at Temple University, a series of author talks with five African American scholars and historians provide greater historical context for the forthcoming graphic novel Black Lives Always Mattered! (BLAM!).  

BLAM!, curated by visual artist Eric Battle, illustrates African American history in Philadelphia through the stories of 14 historical figures, including W.E.B. Du Bois, Cecil B. Moore, and Marian Anderson.  

Author Talks 

  • “Taught By Women” with Haki R. Madhubuti 
    October 14 
    2–4 p.m., online 
  • “Ama Mazama: The Ogunic Presence in Africology” & “An Afrocentric Pan Africanist Vision” with Dr. Molefi Kete Asante 
    October 28 
    2–4 p.m., online 
  • “THEY CARRIED US: The Social Impact of Philadelphia’s Black Women Leaders” with Allener M Baker-Rogers and Fasaha M. Traylor 
    November 5 
    2–4 p.m., online 
  • “Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box” with Angela Dodson 
    November 19 
    2–4 p.m., online