Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: The Jim Crow North and the Global History of Segregated Cities

harlem vs columbia universityJoin the Schomburg Center as they discuss “The Jim Crow North and the Global History of Segregated Cities” at the next installment of Conversations with Carl Nightingale, University of Buffalo; Karen Miller, Laguardia Community College; and Matthew Countryman, University of Michigan. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Why Danny Glover continues to support Venezuela

Danny Glover and Voza Rivers by Mel Wright PhotographyYou can’t tell, Danny Glover who he can talk to. That’s the gist of what the critically acclaimed actor said during an interview at Woodie King, Jr.’s New Federal Theatre (NFT) 44th anniversary gala in New York City this past weekend. Continue Reading →

Maroon Slaves Discussed At The Schomburg

sylviane-dioufThe little-known history of the maroons, slaves who escaped from their plantations and set up secret communities in the swamps, is coming to Harlem. Continue Reading →

A’Lelia Bundles At The Schomburg

ALelia-Bundles-Hurst-Join author A’Lelia Bundles for a conversation about Joy Goddess of Harlem, her forthcoming biography about her great-grandmother, A’Lelia Walker. Bundles will also share rarely seen vintage photographs and memorabilia with a focus on A’Lelia Walker’s life, parties, friends, and arts patronage in Harlem.  Continue Reading →

West Harlem #RockThoseReads Community Service Project

total equity logo On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on the southeast corner of 125th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, Total Equity Now (TEN) will once again engage an intergenerational team of volunteers in promoting reading as a key component of who we are and what we do here in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Harlem Celebrates Women’s History Month 2014

Linda_Walton_Executive_Director_HAABy Lil Nickelson

On the evening of Monday, March 3rd, 2014 the Harlem Arts Alliance (“HAA”), the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce (“GHCC”) and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture hosted “Twelve Women of Distinction” Twelve Women of Distinction program to kick off Women’s History Month.  Continue Reading →

‘A Dream To Fly’ Performed At The Schomburg In Harlem

114In celebration of Women’s History Month, The New Legacy Leaders Project (NLLP), co-founded by Mental Health activist and author Terrie M. Williams and critically acclaimed actress Madeline McCray, will launch an innovative wellness and empowerment initiative. Continue Reading →

Women’s Jazz Festival 2014

Womens_Jazz_V2_WEBMarch is Women’s History Month and at the Schomburg we mark this occasion with our Women’s Jazz Festival. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Ellison at 100: Reading Invisible Man

Ralph_Ellison_from_wikimediaThe Studio Museum in Harlem and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture are pleased to announce a major collaboration celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of America’s greatest writers, Ralph Ellison. On Saturday, March 1, 2014—a century after Ellison’s birth in Oklahoma City—Ellison at 100: Reading Invisible Man will kick off a year of programs and initiatives celebrating the Ellison Centennial. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Voices of Crisis: Reliving the American Race Crisis In Harlem

Voices-of-Crisis-02-12C.T. Vivian, one of the most respected members of the Civil Rights Movement and recent recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, joins Civil Rights Movement, Schomburg Director, in an open-ended conversation about the struggle for racial equality over the last 50 years. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Black History Month At The Schomburg

seitu at schomburg1By Seitu Oronde

This time Seitu Oronde was at the Schomburg Center on 135th Street in Harlem for a Black History Month event with Ted Wilson, Ras Baraka, Woodie King, Jr.,.

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Harlem’s Dr. Khalil Muhammad on WNYC

Dr. Khalil Gibran MuhammadToday on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, Monique Morris, the co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute and the author of Black Stats: African Americans by the Number in the Twenty-First Century and Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, joined host Brian Lehrer to discuss the conditions of Black America by looking at statistics. Continue Reading →