Schomburg Center Acquires Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins’ Personal Archive (Photographs)

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at The New York Public Library today announced the acquisition of American tenor saxophonist and jazz legend Sonny Rollins’ personal archive. Continue Reading →

“Between The Lines: Stamped From The Beginning” By Ibram X. Kendi At The Schomburg

In historian Ibram X. Kendi’s critically acclaimed book Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, he chronicles the entire story of anti-black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. Continue Reading →

‘Annual Commemoration Of The Birth Of Malcolm X’ At The Schomburg In Harlem

Our annual commemoration of the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (Malcolm X) will explore his legacy as it directly reflects the state of Black America today. Continue Reading →

James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time: A Conversation In Photographs And Prose In Harlem

Join us for a conversation on James Baldwin and the influence of The Fire Next Time with literary guests and photographer Steve Schapiro, moderated by Kevin Young, Director of the Schomburg. Continue Reading →

African Singer Somi’s ‘Petite Afrique,’ Dedicated To Harlem At The Schomburg

East African singer-songwriter Somi returns to the Neighborhood Concert series with her blend of jazz and African music. Continue Reading →

The Long Fight Against New York’s Police Brutality At Schomburg In Harlem

What are the politics of police brutality in New York City and what leaders and movements have attempted to stop it? Why don’t police review boards stop police brutality? Continue Reading →

James Baldwin’s Personal Archive Headed To Harlem

The works of James Baldwin are coming home. The personal archive of the Harlem native, literary icon and civil rights leader has been acquired by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the center announced Thursday. Continue Reading →

Rewind: ‘Best Of’ Film Series’ At The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture In Harlem

As part of the Schomburg’s rich history of collecting and preserving cinema of are featuring black talent across the African diaspora in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

#OneBookNY Culturalists In Conversation At The Schomburg In Harlem

The Schomburg Center is excited to partner with the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment on the new “One Book, One New York” initiative, for which residents of all five boroughs are encouraged to read the selected book, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (available in the Schomburg Center collection and for purchase at the Schomburg Shop). Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Kevin Young Is Named New Poetry Editor At The New Yorker

Esteemed poet Kevin Young, an Atlanta resident and professor at Emory University, has been named the new poetry editor at The New Yorker.

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