A Million Faces: The Photography of John W. Mosley
An Exhibition in Partnership with Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University Libraries
September 24, 2016–January 16, 2017
John W. Mosley (1907–1969) was one of the premier photojournalists of 20th-century Philadelphia. He chronicled the vitality of the black community and life in the segregated city from the 1930s through the height of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.
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A catalogue of A Million Faces is available for purchase in our museum store.
For their generous support of this exhibition and catalogue, Woodmere extends sincere thanks and appreciation to the Lomax Family Foundation, William M. King Charitable Foundation, Ethel Benson Wister, and Mary G. David.
01.07.17 | Charles L. Blockson on the Photography of John W. Mosley
01.14.17 | Classical Saturdays: A Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr
01.16.17 | Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Festival
Image: PTC Protest, November 8, 1943, 1943. (John W. Mosley Photograph Collection, Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA.)
Rev Shelton Hale Waters, pastor of the First African Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., at a NAACP rally, Atlantic City, NJ
Bishop Charles M. “Sweet Daddy” Grace, founder of the United House of Prayer for All People Church, Philadelphia
Cooking Demonstration at the Pyramid Club, Philadelphia