Between the Lines: Heather Ann Thompson & Khalil Gibran Muhammad In Harlem

schomurg in harlemBlood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, by award-winning historian Heather Ann Thompson of University of Michigan, sheds new light on one of the most important civil rights stories of the last century–the 1971 Attica Correctional Facility uprising in upstate New York. Continue Reading →

The Poet Kevin Young New Director Of Schomburg Center

kevin young2The poet and scholar Kevin Young has been named director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, a division of the New York Public Library and a leading repository for archival materials relating to African and African-American life, history and culture. Continue Reading →

Bill Moyers Interviews Khalil Gibran Muhammad At The Schomburg In Harlem

khalil Gibran MuhammadAfter five years of service at the Schomburg, Director Khalil Gibran Muhammad will begin a tenured position as Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and joins the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study as the Suzanne Young Murray Professor. Continue Reading →

Teachers College’s Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Celebrates 20 Years In Harlem

MPDF_GroupPhoto_Closser_539 (1)As the nation’s attention increasingly focuses on the need for greater diversity in higher education, alumni of the Teachers College Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship gathered at the College on March 4 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the program and discuss the ongoing need to promote opportunities for underrepresented scholars of color in academia. Continue Reading →

Ta-Nehisi Coates Interview With The Schomburgs Khalil Gibran Muhammad

coates_banner2Even if you had only read one Ta-Nehisi Coates article, “The Case for Reparations” for example, or maybe “Fear of a Black President,” it would be difficult not to join the ecstatic chorus celebrating the writer’s recent MacArthur Genius Award win. Continue Reading →