Hip, Hip, Hooray, Harlem’s Schomburg Acquires Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee Archive

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at The New York Public Library has acquired the full archive of actors and activists Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. Continue Reading →

Clarice Taylor, From The New Girl From Harlem, To The Huxtables, Into A Legend

Clarice Taylor, September 20, 1917 – May 30, 2011, was an American stage, film and television actress. Born in Buckingham County, Virginia but raised in Harlem, New York, Taylor was best known for her recurring role on television on The Cosby Show as Dr. Heathcliff “Cliff” Huxtable’s (Bill Cosby) mother, Anna Huxtable. Continue Reading →

Celebrating The Life Of Harlem’s Gertrude Hadley Jeannette

Gertrude Hadley Jeannette, an original member of the American Negro Theatre, transitioned on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Continue Reading →

The Great Earl Hyman And William Branch On The American Negro Theatre’s (Video)

Here’s a fantastic video from Harlem Cultural Archives with the great actor Earl Hyman passed away this week following a prolonged illness. Continue Reading →

First Friday’s Gathering Of The LGBT Pride Edition At The Schomburg In Harlem

To kick off LGBT Pride Month, the Schomburg Center is proud to present the third annual First Fridays: LGBT Pride social gathering, in honor of our In the Life Archive.
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“New World A-Coming” At Schomburg In Harlem (audio)

schomburg podcastMei Tei Sing, Curator of The 75th Anniversary of the American Negro Theatre, describes the significance of the theater’s groundbreaking radio program which is featured in the exhibition: Continue Reading →

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