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Live from the Reading Room: Correspondence Episode 1

Today’s letter features correspondence between Arturo Alfonso Schomburg and Langston Hughes. In the excerpt below, Schomburg speaks with Hughes regarding acquisitions for The Division of Negro Literature, History and Prints—the forerunner to today’s Schomburg Center.Read More ›

Black Power!

The Black Power movement turns fifty this year. Two new digital exhibitions explore the multiform and ideologically diverse movement that deeply shaped black consciousness and identity and left an immense legacy that continues to inform the contemporary American landscape.Read More ›

Presenting... The Schomburg Mixtape

"I have a voice. My voice is powerful. My voice can change the world." Listen to 15 audio conversations from the Schomburg Center's extended family.Read More ›

The Harlem Burial Ground

Another African Burial Ground was officially “discovered” in New York City a few days ago. If this is news to most, it is not to preservationists, historians, and archivists who have been aware of the existence of the cemetery for years. Read More ›

New Acquisitions in the Schomburg’s Art and Artifacts Division

Tammi Lawson, Assistant Curator of our Art and Artifacts Divisions shares some of the Schomburg's newest gems.Read More ›

A Tribute to Singer Natalie Cole

Schomburg Communications Pre-Professional Alicia Perez looks back on the life and career of the late Natalie Cole, who was laid to rest on Monday in Los Angeles.Read More ›

Black Women Artists: Augusta Savage

Katherine Ellington, a New York City medical humanities scholar and researcher, discusses the work and legacy of legendary artist Augusta Savage.Read More ›

2015 Schomburg Bestsellers List

From memoirs, to science fiction, and beautiful photo collections, take home a copy of each from the Schomburg Gift Shop before they sell out!Read More ›

Celebrate the Holidays With the Schomburg

Schomburg Communications Pre-Professional Alicia Perez recently uncovered holiday treasures from our ample collections. Here, she shares a few of her favorites.Read More ›

Telling Claudette Colvin's Important Civil Rights Story

Erika Paul, Pre-Professional in our Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, reflects on the significance of Civil Rights pioneer Claudette Colvin through a new display—sixty years after her courageous yet understated act.Read More ›

Podcast #91: Timbaland on Mantronix, Reinvention, and Kids

Timbaland is a producer, rapper, songwriter, and now, an author. Read More ›

The Library's New Mellon Director

The Library's Mellon Director leads the Library's four research centers and their 460 staff members—the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street; the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; the Science, Industry and Business Library; and the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Read More ›

Meet the Schomburg's Newest Archivists!

Our newest archivists, Tiana Taliep and Alexsandra Mitchell, tell us what it’s like to research and preserve some of the finest materials across the African Diaspora, and their journey to the Schomburg Center.Read More ›

Honoring the Legacy of Abram Hill, Co-Founder of the American Negro Theatre

Hill continues to be lauded for his capital investment in the development of "Harlem's Little Library Theatre," as well as his cultivation of the black genre of American theater. Read More ›

Ta-Nehisi Coates's Reading List

"Folks who are not familiar with black literature, read this book and read a ton of other books." The following are all the books recommended by Ta-Nehisi Coates during his mesmerizing talk at the Schomburg Center.Read More ›

Listen Up! Podcasts from the Lapidus Center

New ideas, enlightening conversations, cutting-edge research, tomorrow's trends: it's all here in the podcast series from the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery. Listen to our visiting scholars as they share their knowledge and passions. These exclusive interviews explore a world of fascinating topics.Read More ›

The Schomburg's 90th Anniversary Gala Marks a Magical Moment in its History

To say that the Schomburg Center's 90th Anniversary Gala was magical would be an understatement. Echoing one attendee's reaction, "It was enchanting."Read More ›

Art, Futurism, and the Black Imagination

As we launch our brand new exhibition, Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination, scholar and artist Tiffany E. Barber reflects on the influence of Afrofuturism and the inspiration of the show's fantastic duo: Curators John Jennings and Reynaldo Anderson.Read More ›

Hempstead, Segregation and Black Suburbia

In honor of our new exhibition, Black Suburbia: From Levittown to Ferguson, we explore segregation in one of the most popular suburban neighborhoods in the U.S.—Hempstead, New York.Read More ›

Down the Rabbit Hole

Lewis Carroll’s creative masterpiece turns 150 this fall, and NYPL is celebrating with a major exhibition—and, of course, with book recommendations.Read More ›
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