“Between the Lines: C. Nicole And Vanessa K. De Luca” Talk At The Schomburg In Harlem

september15cropBorn Bright: A Young Girl’s Journey from Nothing to Something in America is a memoir that explores the meaning and shifting narratives of black girlhood and womanhood in a contemptuous America. Continue Reading →

‘When Sugar Hill Was Sweet: A Woman’s Work Is Never Done’ Talk At The Schomburg In Harlem

eslanda-talk-in-harlem1This engaging discussion will pay tribute to the dynamic women of 409 and 555 Edgecombe, some of whom history has been relegated to the background, eclipsed by the famous men they married. Continue Reading →

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 →

Joe Louis’ Restaurant Souvenir Card, Harlem NY 1950’s

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I don’t know about you, but we love everything little thing about Harlem history, and this little Souvenir card from the Joe Louis’ Restaurant, at 11 west 125th Street, Harlem, New  York, ca 1950’s is fabulous.

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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 →