Schomburg Center Acquires American Icon Harry Belafonte’s Extensive Personal Archive

The New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has acquired the personal archive of civil rights activist, award-winning entertainer and producer, and cultural icon Harry Belafonte. Continue Reading →

“Home To Harlem” Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis And More Archives Now Available To Public

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is pleased to announce the latest milestones in its ongoing “Home to Harlem” initiative.

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Harlem’s Schomburg Center Launches Ella Baker Initiative Honoring Women Of Color

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is launching a new series of programming to examine the legacy of the 19th Amendment, which is celebrating its centennial in 2020. Continue Reading →

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 →