Blockson Lecture: Reflections of Women in Black Music

Blockson Lecture: Reflections of Women in Black Music

Author and musician Toni Rose discusses African American women in music in Philadelphia, including Willa Ward of the World-Famous Ward Singers, about whom Rose and Willa Ward-Royster collaborated on How I Got Over: Clara Ward and the World-Famous Ward Singers.…

Library Lecture: Tom McAllister

Library Lecture: Tom McAllister

This program features Associate Professor Tom McAllister in conversation with fellow Temple University Associate Professor and Book Fight! 

Blockson Lecture: Juneteenth Celebration with Kenny Gamble

Blockson Lecture: Kenny Gamble

In celebration of Black Music Appreciation Month, The Blockson Collection at Temple University hosted a discussion with legendary Philadelphia-based songwriter Kenneth Gamble, who provided firsthand accounts of the city’s rich music heritage.…

Humanities Lecture: Serena Parekh

Humanities Lecture: Serena Parekh

For many in the West, the primary moral question about refugees has to do with whether we have a moral obligation to admit them into our states.…

Klein College Lecture: Larry Hanover

Klein College Lecture: L. Hanover

Larry Hanover, a Klein College Adjunct Instructor, speaks about his book Rebuilt from Broken Glass: A German Jewish Life Remade in America, which is coauthored by Holocaust survivor Fred Behrend, whose family escaped Nazi Germany for Cuba and the United States, experiencing numerous brushes with history while in the U.S.…

Humanities Lecture: Theodore A. Harris

Humanities Lecture: Theodore A. Harris

Artist Theodore A. Harris, “Dis-placed by Conflict: Artist Lecture and Conversation” is interviewed by art historian Jennifer Zarro, discussing his work.…

Humanities Lecture: Katrina Powell

Humanities Lecture: Katrina Powell

In “Warehousing Refugees,” Merrill Smith says that mass containment keeps people “in protracted situations of restricted mobility, enforced idleness, and dependency…

Library Lecture: Amanda Lucidon

Library Lecture: Amanda Lucidon

Amanda Lucidon discusses her book, Chasing Light: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer.…

Library Lecture: Finding the Hidden City

Library Lecture: Finding the Hidden City

Authors and urban observers Nathaniel Popkin and Peter Woodall discuss Philadelphia and its myriad communities.…