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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →