Between emancipation and the civil rights era, a war of ideas and imagery helped to sow the seeds of the structural racism that endures in this country to this day. Continue Reading →
The Schomburg Center is excited to partner with the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment on the new “One Book, One New York” initiative, for which residents of all five boroughs are encouraged to read the selected book, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (available in the Schomburg Center collection and for purchase at the Schomburg Shop). Continue Reading →
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture today announced its 2017 Annual Women’s Jazz Festival honoring the centennial birthday of Ella Fitzgerald and her continued influence on the evolution of jazz. Continue Reading →
On September 28, 1954, poet/playwright/activist Langston Hughes wrote to Ethelred Brown, the Jamaica-born founder of the Harlem Community Church, to inquire about his faith and the distinct beliefs his church kept for a series he was planning to write in the Chicago Defender. Continue Reading →
Kathleen Battle is world renowned for her pristine operatic soprano, and has performed Baroque-era compositions to contemporary works. Continue Reading →
Join the Schomburg Center and the Afr@Latino Project in an enriching daylong event kicking off the 2016 Afro-Latino Festival, highlighted by the Afrolatin@Crowd Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and curated panels, a keynote luncheon, awards presentation, an exclusive film screening screening, a cocktail reception, and musical performances! Continue Reading →
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