Following an exhaustive national search, The New York Public Library has named Joy Bivins director of the internationally-renowned Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.
Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
By Lil Nickelson The African American Day Parade, Inc. (“AADP”) was founded in 1968, and the 54th annual parade took place on a beautiful afternoon in Harlem on Sunday, September 17th, 2023.
Today, the world mourns the passing of Harry Belafonte, the legendary actor, singer, and civil rights activist, who died at the age of 96 in his home.
A dynamic librarian who established a research library.
On August 17, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul visited the Schomburg Center and announced an award of $8 million to the Center for refurbishing the building’s facade and replacing the windows and roof.
By Joy L. Bivins and K.C. Matthews, Interim Co-Directors, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Organized by Harlem resident Gerdine Behrmann, the community created a George Floyd Tribute Wall along the 135th Street side of the Schomburg Center in 2020.