The Blockson Collection and the Department of African American Studies Student Association to celebrate some of Philadelphia’s most important African American legacies. Vivian Crawford discusses the Crawford Hotel, the first owned by African Americans in Philadelphia. Alexis Moore share stories of her father, lawyer and activist Cecil B. Moore, and his efforts to integrate Girard College. Moore is joined by members of the Cecil B. Moore Freedom Fighters and members of the Black Panther Party, including Bobby Seale, who talk about the legacy of their important organizations. Distinguished scholar and Chair of Temple’s Department of African American Studies, Molefi Asante, also joins the discussion.

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