#OneBookNY Culturalists In Conversation At The Schomburg In Harlem

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 →

‘Piecing Me Together,’ With Renee Watson At The Schomburg In Harlem

Join the Schomburg Junior Scholars Program and author Renee Watson for a conversation on her book, Piecing Me Together, and the importance of representation in young adult books. Continue Reading →

2017 Annual Women’s Jazz Festival “Ella, Ella” At The Schomburg In Harlem

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 →

Langston Hughes To E. Ethelred Brown At The Schomburg In Harlem (Audio)

langston-hughes-masters1On 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 →

Afro-Latino Festival NYC 2016 Day At The Schomburg In Harlem

afrolatino_sqtopJoin 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 →

Between the Lines: Shaka Senghor And John Forte At The Schomburg

June+1-Writing+My+Wrongs+Cover+cropIn his memoir Writing My Wrongs , Shaka Senghor chronicles child abuse, violence, depression, and life in the streets as a drug dealer, which led him to a murder conviction and behind bars.   Continue Reading →

Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert With Fatoumata Diawara At The Schomburg

maxresdefault1Malian singer/songwriter Fatoumata Diawara combines traditional Wassoulou music and dance from her ancestral home in Mali with elements of pop, jazz, and funk. Continue Reading →