The NY Public Library Names Joy Bivins Director Of The Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture

Following an exhaustive national search, The New York Public Library has named Joy Bivins director of the internationally-renowned Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. Continue Reading →


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The Schomburg Center Announces Finalists For The Lapidus Center’s 2020 Harriet Tubman Prize

The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is happy to announce the three finalists for the 2020 Harriet Tubman Prize. Continue Reading →


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Harlem’s Bloomingdale Library To Receive $3 Million To Improve Infrastructure And More

The New York Public Library’s Bloomingdale branch will close on February 16 to undergo a $3 million improvement project. Continue Reading →


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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 →


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The Schomburg And Others Celebrate An Extensive Two-Year, $22.3 Million Renovation

The New York Public Library’s renowned Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem today celebrated the reopening of several renovated spaces after a nearly two-year, $22.3 million renovation. Continue Reading →


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Schomburg Teach-In With Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad In Harlem

In the spirit of teach-ins developed to advance social movements and societal transformation, we invite you to join this conversation with leading academic and community experts at the Schomburg to understand today’s policy issues and local impact. Continue Reading →


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We Look Forward To “My Soul Looks Back” By Jessica B. Harris In Harlem

Jessica B. Harris, preeminent culinary scholar of the African Diaspora, cookbook author, and journalist, pens a memoir about a time in her life shaped by a romance with fellow college professor Sam Floyd, as well as friendships and chance encounters with cultural icons James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Nina Simone. Continue Reading →


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