Join us for an evening of film and conversation with André Leon Tally.
George Wein, jazz producer, promoter and pianist, Founder of the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals and CEO of Newport Festivals Foundation, has donated The Jazz and Blues ArtBox to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library (NYPL). 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 →
Florence Kasumba, who plays “Ayo” in the highly anticipated film Black Panther, will join the lineup of creators, illustrators, writers and characters at the Schomburg Center’s 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival on January 12 and 13, 2018. 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 →
National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward will discuss her new novel Sing, Unburied, Sing. Ward grapples with the ugly truths at the heart of the American story, and the power and limitations of the bonds of family. Continue Reading →
To kick off LGBT Pride Month, the Schomburg Center is proud to present the third annual First Fridays: LGBT Pride social gathering, in honor of our In the Life Archive.
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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 →
Amidst a moment of vibrant reimaginings of August Wilson’s work, both on stage and screen, this conversation will contemplate the meaning of his work and legacy, explore the practice of contemporary practitioners of stage and screen craft, and imagine the future of the trajectory of black storytelling. Continue Reading →
Adger Cowans will debut Personal Vision, a monograph of original photography spanning 40 years, at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, on January 30th, 2017 at 6:30 pm, in Harlem, NY.
As 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 →
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 →
Shirley Chisholm was the first African American to seek the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 1972. Continue Reading →
We know that Harlem has simply fabulous libraries here uptown like the Schomburg Center for Research on 135th Street, the Countee Cullen
James Barnor is credited with documenting two iconic times in history and being an advocate of diversifying the field of photography. Continue Reading →
After 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 →
In collaboration with the Malcolm X Museum, this year’s commemoration of the assassination of Malcolm X will focus on the intersections of his legacy as a liberation faith leader and human rights activist. Continue Reading →
Sing to Me, a stunning record of Antonio “L.A.” Reid’s life and career, he shares the inspiring story of his struggles and success, and takes readers inside the glamorous and hard-hitting world on which he has left his indomitable stamp. Continue Reading →
The Schomburg Center, working with the AfroCROWD initiative, is hosting a successor to last year’s Black Life Matters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday February 6, 2016, to contribute to articles on Wikipedia for the national Black WikiHistory Month outreach campaign. Continue Reading →
Join preeminent Harlem scholar and architect John T. Reddick, scholar and artist, Lenwood O. Sloan and performer and activist Liza Jesse Peterson for an afternoon exploring the rich legacy of Bert Williams and African Americans’ contribution to the American theater. Continue Reading →
In honor of trailblazer Larry Levan, August First Fridays at the Schomburg will jam all night long to house music! Levan was a pioneer of house music in New York City, best known for his decade-long residency at the popular New York City night club, Paradise Garage. Continue Reading →