#OneBookNY Culturalists In Conversation At The Schomburg In Harlem

The Schomburg Center is excited to partner with the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment on the new “One Book, One New York” initiative, for which residents of all five boroughs are encouraged to read the selected book, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (available in the Schomburg Center collection and for purchase at the Schomburg Shop). Continue Reading →

‘Piecing Me Together,’ With Renee Watson At The Schomburg In Harlem

Join the Schomburg Junior Scholars Program and author Renee Watson for a conversation on her book, Piecing Me Together, and the importance of representation in young adult books. Continue Reading →

2017 Annual Women’s Jazz Festival “Ella, Ella” At The Schomburg In Harlem

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture today announced its 2017 Annual Women’s Jazz Festival honoring the centennial birthday of Ella Fitzgerald and her continued influence on the evolution of jazz. Continue Reading →

Langston Hughes To E. Ethelred Brown At The Schomburg In Harlem (Audio)

langston-hughes-masters1On September 28, 1954, poet/playwright/activist Langston Hughes wrote to Ethelred Brown, the Jamaica-born founder of the Harlem Community Church, to inquire about his faith and the distinct beliefs his church kept for a series he was planning to write in the Chicago Defender. Continue Reading →

Kathleen Battle: Surrenders To Spirituals From The Underground Railroad At The Schomburg

kathleen-battle1Kathleen Battle is world renowned for her pristine operatic soprano, and has performed Baroque-era compositions to contemporary works. Continue Reading →

Afro-Latino Festival NYC 2016 Day At The Schomburg In Harlem

afrolatino_sqtopJoin the Schomburg Center and the Afr@Latino Project in an enriching daylong event kicking off the 2016 Afro-Latino Festival, highlighted by the Afrolatin@Crowd Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and curated panels, a keynote luncheon, awards presentation, an exclusive film screening screening, a cocktail reception, and musical performances! Continue Reading →

Between the Lines: Shaka Senghor And John Forte At The Schomburg

June+1-Writing+My+Wrongs+Cover+cropIn his memoir Writing My Wrongs , Shaka Senghor chronicles child abuse, violence, depression, and life in the streets as a drug dealer, which led him to a murder conviction and behind bars.   Continue Reading →

Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert With Fatoumata Diawara At The Schomburg

maxresdefault1Malian singer/songwriter Fatoumata Diawara combines traditional Wassoulou music and dance from her ancestral home in Mali with elements of pop, jazz, and funk. Continue Reading →

Between The Lines: Melba Wilson At The Schomburg

melbas american comfortJoin us as we celebrate one of Harlem’s finest, restaurateur Melba Wilson, who will sign copies of her new book, Melba’s American Comfort: 100 Recipes from My Heart to Your Kitchen here at the Schomburg Center. Continue Reading →

‘James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket’ At The Schomburg In Harlem

james baldwinBack in 1989, the 16mm version of James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket received stellar reviews and awards. Now considered a documentary film classic, the original Baldwin film has been re-mastered in 2K HD with the help of the Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts in honor of James Baldwin’s 90th birthday. Continue Reading →

‘Jackie Robinson’ By Ken Burns At The Schomburg In Harlem

circa 1945: A portrait of the Brooklyn Dodgers' infielder Jackie Robinson in uniform. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Jackie Robinson, a two-part, four-hour film directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon, tells the story of an American icon whose life-long battle for first-class citizenship for all African Americans transcends even his remarkable athletic achievements. Continue Reading →

Michelle Obama: A Life By Peter Slevin At The Schomburg

Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama: A Life by biographer Peter Slevin is the first comprehensive account of the life and times of Michelle Obama, a woman of achievement and purpose—and the most unlikely first lady in modern American history. Continue Reading →