Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library Where Every Month Is Black History Month For more information, please visit www.schomburgcenter.org
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Founded in 1925 as the Division of Negro Literature, History, and Prints of the 135th Street Branch Library by the Citizens Committee led by Arturo Schomburg and Ernestine Rose, a branch librarian, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the leading cultural institutions in the world devoted to the preservation of materials focused on African-American, African Diaspora, and Af

rican experiences. Recognized for its prominence scholarly research and its vast collection spanning over 11 million items, the Schomburg Center won the National Medal for Museum and Library Service in 2015. Today, the Schomburg serves as a space that encourages lifelong education and exploration with diverse programs that illuminate the richness of Black history and culture, and in 2017 it was named a National Historic Landmark.

“Between family responsibilities and his dedicated commitments to giving back to his people, to The Race, there were a g...
01/10/2024

“Between family responsibilities and his dedicated commitments to giving back to his people, to The Race, there were a great many pulls on his time and he was trying his best to respond to each of them,” said Vanessa K. Valdés, author of Diasporic Blackness: The Life and Times of Arturo Schomburg and associate provost at The City College of New York.

Learn more about Mr. Schomburg's life in 1924 at age 50. It was years before he founded the . https://ow.ly/BI8V50QotEC

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Calling all librarians, nonprofits, and cultural organizations! Library of America is accepting grant applications of $1...
01/07/2024

Calling all librarians, nonprofits, and cultural organizations! Library of America is accepting grant applications of $1,200 to host public programs exploring Latino poetry. The deadline to apply is 2/15. https://www.latinopoetry.org

Find out our   blogs, online programs, and research guides of  #2023.      https://ow.ly/FeEg50Qm7py
01/05/2024

Find out our blogs, online programs, and research guides of #2023.
https://ow.ly/FeEg50Qm7py

Explore the Schomburg Center's top three most-viewed blogs, research guides, and online public programs of 2023.

Wednesday, January 24, 1:30–5:30 PM: On the 150th birthday of our founder Arturo Schomburg, help bring his archive to li...
01/05/2024

Wednesday, January 24, 1:30–5:30 PM: On the 150th birthday of our founder Arturo Schomburg, help bring his archive to life by transcribing his newly digitized papers!

Mr. Schomburg's collections built two of the leading collections of Black history at the and Fisk University in Nashville. For the first time, we have partnered to create a digital edition of his archival papers, highlighting his impact on the field of Black history.

Celebrate Schomburg's 150th birthday by helping us bring his archive to life!

TONIGHT, January 4, at 6:30 PM: Join us online for the discussion,  New Perspectives on the Lives and Legacies of Corett...
01/04/2024

TONIGHT, January 4, at 6:30 PM: Join us online for the discussion, New Perspectives on the Lives and Legacies of Coretta Scott King and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
https://ow.ly/tO3w50QnW9F

ONLINE PROGRAMUniversity of California at Davis professor Traci Parker (The New Civil Rights Movement Reader: Resistance, Resilience, and Justice), Universit...

This year marks the 150th birthday of our founder  . Laura Helton, assistant professor of English and History at the Uni...
01/04/2024

This year marks the 150th birthday of our founder . Laura Helton, assistant professor of English and History at the University of Delaware and 2020 alumna of the Center’s Scholars-in-Residence Program, and Vanessa K. Valdés, author of Diasporic Blackness: The Life and Times of Arturo Schomburg and associate provost at The City College of New York, offer a revealing look at his life a century ago at age 50.

For Mr. Schomburg, 1924 saw the death of his longtime mentor, an increasing urgency to find a permanent home for a collection of materials highlighting the people and history of the African diaspora—and new beginnings.
https://ow.ly/7qbt50QnAm7

This year, 2024, is the 150th birthday of Schomburg Center founder Arturo Schomburg. Get an in-depth look at his life in 1924 at age 50.

Tomorrow, January 4, at 6:30 PM: Join a virtual conversation with University of California at Davis Professor Traci Park...
01/03/2024

Tomorrow, January 4, at 6:30 PM: Join a virtual conversation with University of California at Davis Professor Traci Parker (The New Civil Rights Movement Reader: Resistance, Resilience and Justice), University of Florida professor and former field director of SNCC's Mississippi Freedom Summer Project Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, and political scientist Brandon M. Terry (To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.).

They will give new perspectives on the lives and legacies of Coretta Scott King and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the myths developed about them, and what their legacies offer us today.

A virtual conversation offering new perspectives on the lives and legacies of Coretta Scott King & Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Save the dates and join us for an all-new season of public programs!    https://ow.ly/4VXG50Qm45u
01/02/2024

Save the dates and join us for an all-new season of public programs!
https://ow.ly/4VXG50Qm45u

Explore the Schomburg Center's public programs schedule for 2024.

This New Year’s Day catch up on our   season of public programs. Many are available to view online.  #2024       https:/...
01/01/2024

This New Year’s Day catch up on our season of public programs. Many are available to view online. #2024
https://ow.ly/qBFW50Qm6pA

Photos: William Farrington and Bob Gore

   #2024
01/01/2024

#2024

Take a look back at the African American Day Parade over the past 50 years using materials in our Jean Blackwell Hutson ...
12/29/2023

Take a look back at the African American Day Parade over the past 50 years using materials in our Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division.
https://ow.ly/vbGk50Qm5Gi

The African American Day Parade is an annual event that has been held in the central Harlem area of New York City since 1969.

Next Thursday, January 4, at 6:30 PM: Join a virtual conversation with University of California at Davis Professor Traci...
12/28/2023

Next Thursday, January 4, at 6:30 PM: Join a virtual conversation with University of California at Davis Professor Traci Parker (The New Civil Rights Movement Reader: Resistance, Resilience and Justice), University of Florida professor and former field director of SNCC's Mississippi Freedom Summer Project Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, and political scientist Brandon M. Terry (To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.). They will give new perspectives on the lives and legacies of Coretta Scott King and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the myths developed about them, and what their legacies offer us today.

A virtual conversation offering new perspectives on the lives and legacies of Coretta Scott King & Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Save the dates and join us in  #2024. View our schedule for the Winter/Spring 2024 season.    https://ow.ly/4VXG50Qm45u
12/27/2023

Save the dates and join us in #2024. View our schedule for the Winter/Spring 2024 season.
https://ow.ly/4VXG50Qm45u

Explore the Schomburg Center's public programs schedule for 2024.

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In two weeks! Thursday, January 4, at 6:30 PM: Join a virtual conversation with University of California at Davis Profes...
12/21/2023

In two weeks! Thursday, January 4, at 6:30 PM: Join a virtual conversation with University of California at Davis Professor Traci Parker (The New Civil Rights Movement Reader: Resistance, Resilience and Justice), University of Florida Professor and former field director of SNCC's Mississippi Freedom Summer Project Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, and political scientist Brandon M. Terry (To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.). They will give new perspectives on the lives and legacies of Coretta Scott King and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the myths developed about them, and what their legacies offer us today.

A virtual conversation offering new perspectives on the lives and legacies of Coretta Scott King & Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tonight,  December 18, at 6:30 PM: Join us online for a celebration of what would have been Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis’s 7...
12/18/2023

Tonight, December 18, at 6:30 PM: Join us online for a celebration of what would have been Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis’s 75th wedding anniversary. Actors Leslie Odom, Jr. and Kara Young will read letters from our collection between the two.

In celebration of what would have been Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis’s 75th wedding anniversary, Leslie Odom, Jr. and Kara Young, cast members of the Broadway rev...

Monday, December 18, at 6:30 PM: In celebration of what would have been Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis’s 75th wedding annivers...
12/15/2023

Monday, December 18, at 6:30 PM: In celebration of what would have been Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis’s 75th wedding anniversary, Leslie Odom, Jr., and Kara Young, cast members of the Broadway revival of Ossie Davis’s award-winning play Purlie Victorious, will read from the archival collection of letters between this couple.

A conversation about the play and the art/activism of Dee and Davis will follow the reading. They were actors, directors, writers, and activists whose careers spanned the mediums of theater, television, radio, film, and print.

Celebrate the 75th Wedding Anniversary of Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis

TOMORROW, December 12, 7 PM:  Join us for a screening of Stamped from the Beginning, which is based on Dr. Ibram X. Kend...
12/11/2023

TOMORROW, December 12, 7 PM: Join us for a screening of Stamped from the Beginning, which is based on Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s best-selling book of the same name. A discussion will follow featuring Dr. Kendi and will be moderated by Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and creator of The 1619 Project.

Oscar-winning director Roger Ross Williams brings Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s "Stamped from the Beginning" to the screen.

Coming up this week! Tuesday, December 12, at 7 PM: Stamped from the Beginning (Screening & Talkback)  See our schedule ...
12/10/2023

Coming up this week! Tuesday, December 12, at 7 PM: Stamped from the Beginning (Screening & Talkback)

See our schedule for the rest of the season.
https://ow.ly/ema650Qh3zh

View the Schomburg Center's public programs schedule for the fall 2023 season.

Tuesday, December 12, 7 PM:  Join us for a screening of Stamped from the Beginning, which is based on Dr. Ibram X. Kendi...
12/09/2023

Tuesday, December 12, 7 PM: Join us for a screening of Stamped from the Beginning, which is based on Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s best-selling book of the same name. A discussion will follow featuring Dr. Kendi and will be moderated by Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and creator of The 1619 Project.

Oscar-winning director Roger Ross Williams brings Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s "Stamped from the Beginning" to the screen.

As  #2023 comes to an end, take a look back at some of our most-viewed online content of the year. The list includes: a ...
12/08/2023

As #2023 comes to an end, take a look back at some of our most-viewed online content of the year. The list includes: a blog that continues to make a big splash two years after it was first published; an online research guide that’s become a three-peat in popularity; and a conversation with one of hip-hop’s luminaries. https://ow.ly/AeHv50QeKnN

Explore the Schomburg Center's top three most-viewed blogs, research guides, and online public programs of 2023.

TONIGHT, December 7, at 6:30 PM. Join us online for the discussion Financing Freedom: Black Women & Economic Self-Determ...
12/07/2023

TONIGHT, December 7, at 6:30 PM. Join us online for the discussion Financing Freedom: Black Women & Economic Self-Determination. It's the final talk of the year for our Conversations in Black Freedom Studies series.

 : New York University's online series Black, Brown & Green Voices returns with an all-new program! Join the conversatio...
12/06/2023

: New York University's online series Black, Brown & Green Voices returns with an all-new program! Join the conversation on Tuesday, December 12, at 12:30 PM. Miriam Nyhan Grey, NYU professor and founding board member of the African American Irish Diaspora Network, will be in conversation with author and scholar Leslie M. Harris (In the Shadow of Slavery: African Americans in New York City). https://ow.ly/RxnY50Qg7rh

Register The African American Irish Diaspora Network, in partnership with New York University’s Glucksman Ireland House, the Office of Global Inclusion, and the John Brademas Center, along with NYPL Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, announces its December 12, 2023 public interview wi...

Tuesday, December 12, 7 PM: Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams brings Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s best-selling ...
12/05/2023

Tuesday, December 12, 7 PM: Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams brings Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s best-selling book Stamped from the Beginning to the screen. RSVP to see the film. It includes vivid animations and leading female scholars to explore the history of anti-Black racist ideas.

Oscar-winning director Roger Ross Williams brings Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s "Stamped from the Beginning" to the screen.

TONIGHT, December 4, at 6 PM: Join us online for the discussion Afterlives of Incarceration. It's part of the closing ce...
12/04/2023

TONIGHT, December 4, at 6 PM: Join us online for the discussion Afterlives of Incarceration. It's part of the closing ceremony for our exhibition, Marking Time.
https://ow.ly/33jG50QfhjM

Explore our new online exhibition! Nellie Mae Rowe: Something from Nothing highlights a curated selection of recently di...
12/04/2023

Explore our new online exhibition! Nellie Mae Rowe: Something from Nothing highlights a curated selection of recently digitized works on paper by Nellie Mae Rowe.

Born in 1900, Rowe utilized her humble upbringing and rural environment as a vehicle for creative expression. The reemergence of Rowe's work in recent years is a testament to her creative legacy, and the ways in which her life-long necessity to find freedom in expressing her creativity transcends time. https://ow.ly/mgJr50QeJnB

Image: Nellie Mae Rowe, "Green and Black Hen," 1980, crayon and marker on paper 14 x 11in, © 2023 Estate of Nellie Mae Rowe / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Tomorrow, December 4, at 6 PM: Join us for a closing reception and program with Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood, curator of Mark...
12/03/2023

Tomorrow, December 4, at 6 PM: Join us for a closing reception and program with Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood, curator of Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration. She will be in conversation with Emily Wang, MD, MAS, and Reuben Jonathan Miller, PhD.
https://ow.ly/46uy50QalPF

Photo: William Farrington

Today, December 2, is the final day of our Holiday Marketplace. Check it out in person from 11 AM to 5:45 PM.   https://...
12/02/2023

Today, December 2, is the final day of our Holiday Marketplace. Check it out in person from 11 AM to 5:45 PM.
https://ow.ly/6nGm50QeEky

Photos: Lisa Herndon

11/30/2023

Our Holiday Marketplace returns tomorrow, December 1, and Saturday, December 2. Check it out in person from 11 AM to 5:45 PM.
https://ow.ly/1Yaf50QaAnL

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Founded in 1925 as the Negro Literature, History and Prints Division of the 135th Street Branch Library by Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the leading cultural institutions in the world devoted to the preservation of materials focused on African-American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. Recognized for its prominence in digital humanities, scholarly research, and vast collection spanning over 10 million items, the Schomburg Center won the National Medal for Museum and Library Service in 2015. Today, the Schomburg serves as a space that encourages lifelong education and exploration with diverse programs that illuminate the richness of black history and culture, and in 2017 it was named a National Historic Landmark. For more information, please visit www.schomburgcenter.org

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