‘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 →

‘Jackie Robinson’ By Ken Burns At The Schomburg In Harlem

circa 1945: A portrait of the Brooklyn Dodgers' infielder Jackie Robinson in uniform. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Jackie Robinson, a two-part, four-hour film directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon, tells the story of an American icon whose life-long battle for first-class citizenship for all African Americans transcends even his remarkable athletic achievements. Continue Reading →

Women’s Jazz Festival: Bernice Johnson Reagon Compositions In Harlem

Composer, songleader, scholar and producer Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 in Washington. (Sharon Farmer/sfphotoworks)

Bernice Johnson Reagon, a scholar, singer, song leader, composer, activist for over half a century, has been a profound contributor to African-American and American culture. Continue Reading →

Before 5: Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band At The Schomburg In Harlem

maryl lou williamsMary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band is a documentary about a brilliant outlier, a woman who dared to live on her own terms. Continue Reading →

Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD At The Apollo Theater In Harlem

charlie parker miles davisIn anticipation of the New York premiere of Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD, a co-production between the Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia, the Apollo has announced today that it will offer related cultural events for the public at the legendary Theater as well as other community institutions. Continue Reading →