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 →

Book Launch “The New Communism” By Bob Avakian In Harlem

bob-avakian-and-cornel-west-in-harlemHarlem has a long history of Communism from W. A. DomingoMarcus Garvey, Humbert Harris to Williana “Liane” Jones Burroughs,  and many more. So its no surprise that On October 8, 2016, a major book launch of THE NEW COMMUNISM by Bob Avakian will take place at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

“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 →