Back in the early 1990's I got my hands on a copy of the 1991 reprint of Black Genealogy written by Charles Blockson. After reading the book, I called the number listed in the book and Mr. Blockson picked up the phone. We had a brief conversation and he gave me another spark to keep digging, keep collecting plus some interesting leads on where to locate black history off the beaten path.
A true bibliophile. One of the living legends of collecting black culture.