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

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

“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 →

“Chisholm ’72 — Unbought & Unbossed” At The Schomburg In Harlem

november2unboughtunbossedShirley Chisholm was the first African American to seek the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 1972. 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 →

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 →

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 →

‘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 →