“The Gospel According To André” Film And Convo At The Schomburg In Harlem (Video)

Join us for an evening of film and conversation with André Leon Tally.

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André Leon Tally has been a fixture in the world of fashion for so long that it’s difficult to imagine a time when he wasn’t defining the boundaries of great style. Continue Reading →

Jazz Impresario George Wein Donates The Jazz And Blues ArtBox To The Schomburg

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 →

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An Opera Of The World At The Schomburg Center In Harlem

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 →

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Seitu’s World: Cosplay Showcase At The Schomburg In Harlem (Photographs)

On Sunday, January 14th, 2017, photographer Seitu Oronde was at the annual Cosplay Showcase at the Schomburg Center for Research in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

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Black Panther Star Florence Kasumba At Schomburg’s Black Comic Book Fest (Schedule)

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 →

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Rudy’s World: 3rd Annual Fall Benefit Concert At The Schomburg In Harlem (Photographs)

By Rudy Collins

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On Thursday, November 14th, 2017, the historic Schomburg Center hosted the 3rd Annual Fall Benefit Concert, “Uptown in Autumn” in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

Check Out The Upcoming Events This October 2017 At The Schomburg In Harlem

Our friends at the Schomburg wanted us to let you know that the fall season at the Schomburg is well underway. Continue Reading →

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Between The Lines: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward At The Schomburg

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 →

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Talks At The Schomburg: Zines: Elaborate Disruption And Black Creativity In Harlem

The resurgence of zines—self-published limited-distribution works—is stemming the tide of erasure, disrupting publishing, and offering creative spaces for diverse voices within marginalized communities.

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First Friday’s Gathering Of The LGBT Pride Edition At The Schomburg In Harlem

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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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 →

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The “August Wilson Effect” A Talk At The Schomburg In Harlem

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 →

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Adger Cowans’ Personal Vision Opens At The Schomburg In Harlem

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.

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Marcus Garvey And The Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) At The Schomburg In Harlem

marcus-garvey1As 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 →

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“Not Yo Mama’s Movement (Premiere)” At The Schomburg In Harlem

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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 →

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 →

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Visually Speaking: James Barnor At The Schomburg

visually-speaking-james-barnorJames Barnor is credited with documenting two iconic times in history and being  an advocate of diversifying the field of photography. Continue Reading →

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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 →

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‘Malcolm X: Liberation Faith Leader’ At The Schomburg In Harlem

malcolmIn 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 →

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L.A. Reid “Between The Lines” At The Schomburg In Harlem

la-reid-epic-records-pov-bb15-2015-billboard-650Sing 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 →

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Black Life Matters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2016 Edition

wiki+grid+cropThe 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 →

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Home To Harlem 100 Years In Black Film History At The Schomburg (video)

bert williams5Join 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 →

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First Fridays Music Event At The Schomburg In Harlem

46c5e8a2-fd4d-407a-8e70-92410bf277f8In 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 →

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