James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time: A Conversation In Photographs And Prose In Harlem

Join us for a conversation on James Baldwin and the influence of The Fire Next Time with literary guests and photographer Steve Schapiro, moderated by Kevin Young, Director of the Schomburg. Continue Reading →

Keke Palmer To Talk And Stream At AOL Build

Keke Palmer is out with an inspirational guide to encourage young women to change their mindset and live with more freedom and confidence. I Don’t Belong To You, is filled with quotes, texts, song lyrics, and funny memes that have helped Palmer navigate a full life. Continue Reading →

The Lapidus Center Announces Inaugural Harriet Tubman Prize Winner Awarded At The Schomburg

finch-and-rethinking-the-slave-rebellionThe Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery has announced Aisha K. Finch’s Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba: La Escalera and the Insurgencies of 1841-1844 (University of North Carolina Press) as the winner of its first annual Harriet Tubman Prize. Continue Reading →

Countee Cullen, Harlem, New York 1903 – 1946

Counteecullen1Countee Cullen May 30, 1903 – January 9, 1946, born as Coleman Rutherford, was an African American poet, author and scholar who was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. (He pronounced his name “Coun-tay”, not “Coun-tee”.)

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Zora Neale Hurston’s ‘Jonah’s Gourd Vine,’ 1934 (Book)

51olby4cgVL._SX346_BO1,204,203,200_Jonah’s Gourd Vine is a great collectible, by Harlem resident Zora Neale Hurston’s first novel, originally published in 1934, tells the story of John Buddy Pearson, “a living exultation” of a young man who loves too many women for his own good. Continue Reading →

Langston Hughes Festival Award Ceremony In Harlem

Jacqueline WoodsonJoin Jacqueline Woodson with the Langston Hughes Medal in the culminating event of the Langston Hughes Festival. Continue Reading →