Harlem’s Schomburg Acquires Collection Of Hip-Hop Pioneer ‘Fab 5 Freddy’

The New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem has acquired the full archive of hip-hop pioneer and pop culture icon, Fred “Fab 5 Freddy” Brathwaite. Continue Reading →

The Legendary American Negro Theater In Harlem, NY, 1940 To Mid-1950s

The American Negro Theater (ANT) was formed in Harlem, New York on June 5, 1940, by writer Abram Hill and actor Frederick O’Neal. Continue Reading →

The National Black Theater Migrates To The Schomburg Center for Research In Black Culture In Harlem

By Rudy Collins

On Tuesday, April 16th the National Black Theater, along with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture presented “In Perpetual Flight: The Migration of the Black Body”. Continue Reading →

Legendary Actors Ruby Dee And Ossie Davis Honored With Harlem Street Co-Naming

In keeping with The Dwyer Cultural Center’s (DCC) distinction of showcasing Harlem’s history, on Saturday, April 20th, 2019, DCC will host a ceremonial unveiling of Ruby Dee Place and Ossie Davis Way (the northeast corner of 123rd and Saint Nicholas Avenue). Continue Reading →

2019 Annual Women’s Jazz Festival At The Schomburg Center In Harlem

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture today announced its 2019 Annual Women’s Jazz Festival celebrating the contributions of Black women performers across the genre, and featuring both well-known and unsung women performers in jazz today. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Max Bond, One Of The Most Influential Architects In America

J. Max Bond Jr., (Aka Max Bond), 1935 – February 18, 2009, was one of New York’s most influential architects. Continue Reading →

Fab First Fridays At The Schomburg For “Langston Hughes Birthday Edition” In Harlem

A special edition of First Fridays, the popular monthly social gathering, where we celebrated Langston Hughes’s 118th birthday at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY. Continue Reading →

Dr. King’s Global Inspiration And Influence Explored At The Schomburg In Harlem

With Crusader: Martin Luther King Jr., the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture presents an intimate photo travelogue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as an ideological pilgrim, global citizen, traveler, and friend. Continue Reading →