Vol 4, No 2 (2003)


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Bibliophile and newspaper columnist William Carl Bolivar (1849-1914) of Philadelphia belonged to a community of African-American book collectors that included Arturo Alfonso Schomburg and Henry Proctor Slaughter. Here he is shown in his library, the contents of which was sold at auction. Courtesy of Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.