In 1926, the Carnegie Corporation awarded The New York Public Library a grant to acquire the invaluable personal collection of Arturo A. Schomburg. This effort was led by the National Urban League and many others, and became the cornerstone of the Schomburg Center in Harlem, New York.
Join us for a special evening celebrating the birth of the Schomburg Center, and our pop-up display, Digging Up the Past: A History of the Schomburg Center, and honoring the groundbreaking scholarship of Dr. Elinor Des Verney Sinnette. A light reception will follow.
Monday, May 23 at 6:30 PM
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037, www.schomburgcenter.org