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 →

Fannie Lou Hamer And Malcolm X Speak In Harlem, NY, 1964 (Video)

fannie-lou-hamer-and-malcolm-xIn December 1964, Representatives of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party toured Northern cities seeking support for their campaign to block the seating of Mississippi’s pro-segregation Congressmen who had been elected through the disfranchisement of black voters. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Schomburg To Display ‘Lost’ Chapter Of The Autobiography Of Malcolm X

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will host a public display from October 23 through November 10, 2018, of its newly-acquired, never-before-seen manuscripts, notes, and an unpublished chapter from The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Continue Reading →

Turkey Renames New U.S. Embassy Street After Harlem’s Malcolm X

Reuters reports that the move coincides with a period of fraught relations between Turkey and the United States and comes after other politically charged name changes to streets in Ankara. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Schomburg Purchases Missing Parts Of Malcolm X’s Autobiography Found

For decades, a burning question loomed over a towering 20th century book: “The Autobiography of Malcolm X”: What happened to the reputedly missing chapters that may have contained some of the most explosive thoughts of the African-American firebrand assassinated in 1965? Continue Reading →