Thursday, October 9 at 5:30 p.m.
Slave Routes: Resistance, Abolition and Creative Progress
To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade by the United States of America, New York University’s Institute of African American Affairs and Africana Studies Program is hosting an international symposium from October 9 to October 11, 2008. The symposium will be held at New York University and other sites in the New York metropolitan area. Plan to attend at the Schomburg Center on October 9 the premiere film screening of The Slave Route: A Global Vision, produced by Sheila Walker and Georges Collinet, starting at 5:30 p.m. and the opening plenary session featuring Maya Angelou, Ali Mazrui, Michael Gomez, Mary Frances Berry, Jayne Cortez, and others, starting at 7 p.m. For complete schedule, click here. Free and open to the public. First come, first served.
Monday, October 20 at 7 p.m.
Black Liberation Theology: Black Theology and Black Women
The Schomburg Center is very pleased to present a discussion of Black Theology from the perspective of black Women. Guests include a variety of leading black female theologians from around the country including Rev. Dr. Yvonne Delk, Center for African American Theological Studies, Chicago; Dr. Stacey Floyd-Thomas, The Divinity School, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; Dr. Teresa L. Fry-Brown, Emory University, Candler School of Theology, Atlanta; Dr. Jacqueline Grant, Interdenominational
Theology Center, Atlanta; and Rev. Violet Dease, Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York.
Click here to watch the webcast of our May 10 Forum, Understanding Black Liberation Theology: A 40-year Retrospective.
Tickets: $10. For ticket charge, call The Schomburg Shop at (212) 491-2206. Ticket charge hours, Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.
Thursday, October 23 at 7 p.m.
THE SCHOMBURG READING ROOM: WRITERS ON THE CUTTING EDGE
A Tribute to Langston Hughes: Danny Glover & Randy Weston
This kick-off event for the Center’s new reading and conversation series features Danny Glover, reading selected writings of Langston Hughes, and Randy Weston, Langston Hughes’s friend and jazz pianist with moderator Dr. Clyde Taylor. Curated by Quincy Troupe. Supported in part by a donation from the Schomburg Corporation. For complete schedule of the series and bios, click here.
Tickets: members, $16; nonmembers, $20. For ticket charge, call The Schomburg Shop at (212) 491-2206. Ticket charge hours, Tuesday through Saturday, Noon to 6 p.m.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The New York Public Library
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10037-1801
Through November 30, 2008
Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist
Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist is the first nationally touring retrospective to celebrate the art and legacy of Aaron Douglas (1899-1979). Curated by the Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas.