The Schomburg Center and the division for Moving Image and Recorded Sound have a rich history of collecting and preserving cinema of, or featuring black talent from across the African diaspora. Continue Reading →
Filmmaker and renowned Malian scholar Manthia Diawara simultaneously reflects upon the migration of the opera form and the refugee crisis, as specifically experienced in Europe. Continue Reading →
By Rudy Collins
On Thursday, November 14th, 2017, the historic Schomburg Center hosted the 3rd Annual Fall Benefit Concert, “Uptown in Autumn” in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Schomburg Center is proud to present a 20th anniversary screening of Cheryl Dunye’s groundbreaking film, The Watermelon Woman, which in 1996 became the first feature film by a queer African-American woman. Continue Reading →
The Schomburg Center, working with the AfroCROWD initiative, is proud to host “Black Power! Wikipedia Edit-a-thon,” their third year initiative in which they invite members of the community and general public to contribute content related to black history on Wikipedia for the national Black WikiHistory Month outreach campaign. Continue Reading →
By Candice Frederick
On November 14, 2016, Schomburg Center staff mourned the passing of sculptor Houston Conwill, whose Cosmogram on view in our Langston Hughes Lobby has attracted patrons from across the globe. Continue Reading →
The 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 →
In 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 →
Just so you can start planning ahead as the holidays approach, check out these Schomburg events for the end of November and early December 2016.
Cave Canem’s 20th anniversary and the Schomburg Center, for our year-long exploration of the Black Power Movement, will present an intergenerational, interdisciplinary performance based on the musical composition of jazz composer and drummer Max Roach’s 1961 Freedom Now Suite. Continue Reading →
Photographs by Seitu Oronde
On Thursday, July 7, 2016, Senator Espaillat, the NAACP, and TWU Local 100 came together for a reception honoring great achievements in education:at the Schomburg Center for Research, Harlem, New York.
The New York Public Library’s Central Branch isn’t the only of the institution’s properties getting a face lift. Today, the library kicked-off a $22 million renovation of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. Continue Reading →
The Schomburg Center’s annual Fall Open House is an opportunity for our audiences and patrons to access and engage with our collections, exhibitions, and programmatic offerings in an evening filled with conversations, performances, films and art. Continue Reading →