The Black Iris Project: Madiba At The Schomburg In Harlem

July+14+Black+Iris+crop2Founded in 2016 by choreographer Jeremy McQueen, The Black Iris Project is a ballet collaborative and education vehicle which creates new, relevant classical ballet works that celebrate diversity and black history. 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 →

Letters By President Obama’s Father Discovered In Harlem

President_Barack_ObamaA rare collection of letters written by President Obama’s father have been discovered by an archivist in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Between the Lines: Shaka Senghor And John Forte At The Schomburg

June+1-Writing+My+Wrongs+Cover+cropIn his memoir Writing My Wrongs , Shaka Senghor chronicles child abuse, violence, depression, and life in the streets as a drug dealer, which led him to a murder conviction and behind bars.   Continue Reading →

‘Thomas Jefferson, Slavery, And Race’ Talk In Harlem

thomas jefferson in harlem1In this groundbreaking work, Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, Annette Gordon-Reed teams up with America’s leading Jefferson scholar, Peter S. Onuf, to analyze Thomas Jefferson’s vision of himself, the American Revolution, Christianity, slavery, and race. Continue Reading →

Digging Up The Past: Commemorating 90 Years Of The Schomburg

Digging Up the Past Commemorating 90 Years of the SchomburgIn 1926, the Carnegie Corporation awarded The New York Public Library a grant to acquire the invaluable personal collection of Arturo A. Schomburg. Continue Reading →

‘Visually Speaking’ At The Schomburg In Harlem

64784736-b9a1-4d8d-8fc4-eda6f87e26b5Join documentary photographer Joseph Rodriguez and David Gonzalez, Co-Editor for the New York Times Lens Blog.  Continue Reading →

Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert With Fatoumata Diawara At The Schomburg

maxresdefault1Malian singer/songwriter Fatoumata Diawara combines traditional Wassoulou music and dance from her ancestral home in Mali with elements of pop, jazz, and funk. Continue Reading →

Homage 5: Life After Death At The Schomburg In Harlem

April20-Shaun-Neblett+cropPlaywright Shaun Neblett (pen name MC SNEB) returns to the Schomburg with a free workshop performance of Homage 5: Life After Death, an original play developed from Notorious B.I.G’s album Life After Death. Continue Reading →

‘James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket’ At The Schomburg In Harlem

james baldwinBack in 1989, the 16mm version of James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket received stellar reviews and awards. Now considered a documentary film classic, the original Baldwin film has been re-mastered in 2K HD with the help of the Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts in honor of James Baldwin’s 90th birthday. Continue Reading →