Charles Blockson Obituary, Death-It is with deep sadness that we have to let you know that Dr. Charles L. Blockson has died away. He will be sorely missed by everyone. Dr. Blockson, who is now 89 years old, has spent his life as one of the most devoted collectors in the world and as an eager proponent of Black history.
He has been a scholar of African American history for many years. At the historic Centre Theater in Norristown, where Dr. Blockson’s effort to preserve history began, which is just a few steps away from where his namesake museum currently sits, Dr. Blockson’s journey to preserve history began in the 1940s. Many of the objects that are now part of his collection would have been lost for all eternity to the passage of time and indifference if it had not been for his keen foresight. Dr. Blockson acquired the most extensive private collection of books and artifacts relating to the history of African Americans and the African diaspora in the history of the globe.
The list of Dr. Blockson’s achievements and traits is just too long to put on our forty-foot wall since he is an educator, historian, bibliophile, activist, and author of 13 books in addition to a multitude of essays and articles. In addition, he is a bibliophile. In addition to this, he is the author of a number of articles and essays. Because Dr. Blockson was so dedicated to passing on his knowledge of history to the following generation, he served as an example to a huge number of students, families, and individuals coming from a variety of backgrounds and walks of life. In addition, it is a privilege for us to assume this responsibility in his name and to proceed with the critical mission that he initiated.
Acquiring and caring for important historical objects was the mission that guided Dr. Blockson’s whole professional career. At the Charles L. Blockson Exhibition, we are thrilled to be able to finally commemorate Dr. Blockson’s own indelible position in the history that he himself worked so hard to preserve. Dr. Blockson devoted his whole career to the advancement of these causes.
In honor of the work that Charles L. Blockson has achieved during his life, the Charles L. Blockson Exhibition is currently taking monetary contributions.