Marcus Garvey And The Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) At The Schomburg In Harlem

marcus-garvey1As part of our efforts to make accessible various items in our collection holdings, we’ve presented this research guide on highlighting the work and legacy of publisher, entrepreneur, and early Pan-African leader Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). Continue Reading →

The Fabulous First Fridays “Black Tie Edition” At The Schomburg In Harlem

holidayeditio1The Schomburg Center in Harlem is proud to bring back our annual holiday fundraiser, a special “Black Tie Edition” of First Fridays, our popular monthly social gathering. Continue Reading →

Schomburg Center Announces 5th Annual Black Comic Book Festival 2016 In Harlem

seitu5The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture today announced January 13-14, 2017 as the dates of its 5th Annual Black Comic Book Festival in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Schomburg Harlem Highlights Hip-Hop Archives During National Hip-Hop History Month

schomburg library in harlemIn recognition of National Hip-Hop History Month, the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is highlighting notable items from its Hip-Hop Archive Project Collection, initiated in 1999 to actively collect and preserve materials from hip-hop pioneers. Continue Reading →

Estate And Gift Planning Seminar At The Schomburg In Harlem

tumblr_ocw87rnhey1qh48heo1_1280Are you working on your estate plans or need to update them?  How can you best provide for family and loved ones while also supporting your favorite charities? 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 →

“Not Yo Mama’s Movement (Premiere)” At The Schomburg In Harlem

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Rokhaya Diallo, Afro-Parisienne journalist, antiracism activist, and award-winning filmmaker, turned her camera on an emerging generation of black activists who, in the wake of the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, were able to mobilize international opinion in favor of the protests in America. Continue Reading →

Nadia Lopez Builds “The Bridge To Brilliance” In Harlem (Livestream)

nadia-lopez-bookJoin Schomburg Education and Nadia Lopez for a conversation on her book, The Bridge to Brilliance: How One Principal in a Tough Community is Inspiring the World.

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Between The Lines: Imbolo Mbue And Lola Ogunnaike At The Schomburg In Harlem

october12beholdthedreamerscropImbolo Mbue’s debut novel, Behold the Dreamers, is the story of one immigrant family from Cameroon whose fates collide with the collapse of financial markets in 2009. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: The Beautiful Restoration Of The Iconic Rose Main Reading Room Reopens (Video)

nyc-library-restorationWe know that Harlem has simply fabulous libraries here uptown like the Schomburg Center for Research on 135th Street, the Countee Cullen Library on 136th Street, the Hamilton Grange Library, we could go on, and on and on. But this morning, the magnificent Rose Main Reading Room at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building officially reopened to the public. Continue Reading →