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Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, by award-winning historian Heather Ann Thompson of University of Michigan, sheds new light on one of the most important civil rights stories of the last century–the 1971 Attica Correctional Facility uprising in upstate New York.
After 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.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Minority Post-Doctoral Fellowship program, Teachers College will host Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for a keynote address.
Today on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, Monique Morris, the co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute and the author of Black Stats: African Americans by the Number in the Twenty-First Century and Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, joined host Brian Lehrer to discuss the…
In historian Ibram X. Kendi’s critically acclaimed book Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, he chronicles the entire story of anti-black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history.
As the nation’s attention increasingly focuses on the need for greater diversity in higher education, alumni of the Teachers College Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship gathered at the College on March 4 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the program and discuss the ongoing need to promote opportunities for underrepresented scholars of color in academia.
The Museum of Modern Art and The New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture launch a new series of public conversations addressing the meaning of equity in contemporary culture and society, and the steps required for progress.
The Harlem-based National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) has made a grant in support of Althea, the award-winning documentary about trailblazing tennis star Althea Gibson.
WNYC’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration goes uptown to the historic Apollo Theater Sunday, January 19, 2014.
WNYC and the Apollo Theater will present WNYC’s 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, “The Strategic King: MLK’s Visionary Leadership,” as part of the Apollo’s Uptown Hall series, on Sunday, January 12 at 3pm.
The poet and scholar Kevin Young has been named director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, a division of the New York Public Library and a leading repository for archival materials relating to African and African-American life, history and culture.