Black Lives Always Mattered!, Eric Battle, “W.E.B. Du Bois” detail. Photo courtesy of the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University.
The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection at Temple University officially launches the website for its graphic novel, Black Lives Always Mattered!: Hidden African American Philadelphians in the Twentieth Century (BLAM!). The launch date coincides with the 105-year anniversary of the founding of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.
BLAM! celebrates African American history in Philadelphia through the stories of 14 historical figures, including W.E.B. Du Bois, Cecil B. Moore, and Marian Anderson. The virtual launch event dives into the creative process behind the project. Radio host and TV political analyst Malik L. Boyd moderates a program featuring the curators, artists, historians, web designers and others who collaborated to bring the project to life.
This event is free, but advance registration is encouraged.