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All Programs

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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15 events found.

TimeEventLocationAudience
Monday, September 21, 2015
6:30 p.m.Between the Lines: Arthur Browne and Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Arthur Browne will share the remarkable story of Samuel Battle, New York’s first African-American cop who broke the color line of the NYPD. Browne’s book, One Righteous Man: Samuel Battle and the Shattering of the Color Line in New York, will be on sale in the Schomburg Gift Shop and a book signing will follow the program. @SchomburgLive | #SamuelBattle First come, first seated For all free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Friday, October 2, 2015
6 p.m.First Fridays: Masquerade Edition
In celebration of iconic black horror films, the Schomburg Center is thrilled to present First Fridays: Masquerade Edition! Our monthly dance social will transform into a Halloween pageant, where attendees are encouraged to wear a costume to celebrate their favorite horror icons. There will be a costume contest, so dress to impress! In addition, visitors are invited to check out our new exhibitions, Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination and Black Suburbia: From Levittown to F…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Thursday, October 8, 2015
7 p.m.Schomburg On Location: European Powers, Islamic Movements, and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
In the 18th century, Senegambia was bitterly contested by France and Great Britain for its slave-trading. But a third power, the Islamic theocracy of Futa Toro, rose to prominence and opposed both foreign powers while seeking to put an end to the slave trade and slavery. Please join Christopher L. Brown, Professor of History at Columbia University, and Rudolph Ware, Associate Professor at the University of Michigan, for a fascinating conversation on this intricate story. This event, which will…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
6:30 p.m. Women in Islam: Human Rights and Social Justice Lecture
Join Women in Islam Inc. for their annual Human Rights Social Justice Lecture Series. Women in Islam Inc is an organization committed to advancing the spiritual and intellectual development of women to empower them as dynamic participants in civil society and as advocates for human rights and social justice. Follow @WomeninIslamInc on Twitter First come, first seated For all free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
6:30 p.m.Between the Lines: Ari Berman
Ari Berman will discuss voting rights. The Voting Rights Act, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in August, enfranchised millions of Americans and is widely regarded as the crowning achievement of the civil rights movement. And yet, 50 years later we are still fighting heated battles over race, representation, and political power. Journalist Ari Berman, author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, will discuss the fight for voting rights from 1965 to t…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Monday, October 19, 2015
6:30 p.m.Visually Speaking: Eli Reed
Love the work of photographer and photojournalist, Eli Reed? Discover A Long Walk Home, a retrospective book of Reed’s images and documentation of the U.S. and abroad. Mark Lubell, director of the International Center of Photography, will be in conversation with Reed and a book signing will follow the program. Eli Reed was born in the U.S. and studied pictorial illustration at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts, graduating in 1969. In 1982, he was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard Universit…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
6:30 p.m.Films at the Schomburg: Queen Nanny
Film director Roy T. Anderson and history professor Harcourt T. Fuller—both of whom are Maroon descendants—present Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess. The film documents the struggle for freedom of the Jamaican maroons led by the 18th century spiritual leader and guerilla tactician Nanny, one of the heroines of black resistance in the New World. @SchomburgLive | #QueenNanny This event is presented in collaboration with The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Thursday, October 22, 2015
6:30 p.m.Between the Lines: Ta-Nehisi Coates
In Between the World and Me (Spiegel & Grau, July 2015), Ta-Nehisi Coates, a National Correspondent for The Atlantic, presents the story of his own awakening to the truth about history and his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences: his immersion into nationalist mythology as a child; his engagement with history, poetry, and love at Howard University; travels to Civil War battlefields and the South Side of Chicago; a journey to France that reorients his sense of the wo…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Monday, October 26, 2015
7 p.m.Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concerts: Brianna Thomas
Brianna Thomas grew up surrounded by music. At age six, she made her singing debut with her father’s band, performing a duet rendition of the jazz classic, “What a Wonderful World.” Thomas has performed at notable events, including the Montreux, North Sea, and Umbria jazz festivals, as well as venues ranging from the Bahamas to Geneva, Switzerland. @SchomburgLive | #BriannaThomas ________________________________________________________________________________________________________…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
6:30 p.m.Talks at the Schomburg: Rethinking Ferguson Through the Prism of Suburbia
Leading scholars, journalists and activists will discuss the impact of geography on racial dynamics in America. Perceptions of "suburbia" have been challenged recently as suburbs such as Ferguson, Missouri, have become sites of major policing controversies that have resulted in community uprisings. @SchomburgLive | #BlackSuburbia __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ FIRST COME, FIRST SE…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Thursday, October 29, 2015
6:30 p.m.CIN Lecture Series: Don Wehby
Chief executive Officer (CEO) of Grace Kennedy Limited Don Wehby will be the presenter at the 11th Annual Caribbean International Network (CIN) Lecture Series. Wehby’s presentation, 'Jamaica to the World... The Grace Kennedy Story', will trace the history of Grace Kennedy, and outline their strategy to become a global company with more than 50 per cent of its revenues originating from overseas markets. _______________________________________________________________________________…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Monday, November 2, 2015
8 p.m.Comedy Night at the Schomburg
Join three leading ladies of comedy for an evening of laughter and conversation, featuring Naomi Ekperigin and Phoebe Robinson and with host, Akila Hughes. FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED For all free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. PRESS Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to A…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
6:30 p.m.Talks at the Schomburg: Nat Turner, Rebel and Prophet
Join historian Anthony E. Kaye and writer and artist Thulani Davis for a conversation placing Nat Turner in a broad context of biblical prophets and African American religion, slave rebels and slave rebellions across the Atlantic world. This event is presented in collaboration with The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture _________________________________________________________________________…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Monday, November 9, 2015
6:30 p.m.The Call of Innocence: Criminal Justice Reform and the Opportunity for Change
For the first time in a generation, criminal justice reform is at the top of American political discourse and there are signs that tackling mass incarceration, junk science, and an unfair system has bi-partisan support. For more than two decades, the Innocence Project (IP) has worked to free those unjustly convicted of capital and other violent crimes. During that time, the Sidney Hillman Foundation has worked to highlight the problems in our broken justice system and raise the voices of those s…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Monday, November 16, 2015
6:30 p.m.Films at the Schomburg: My Block: Strong Island, Part 2
Award-winning filmmaker Jordan Crafton explores the present-day black experience across on Long Island in his powerful documentary, My Block: Strong Island Part 2. Crafton interweaves historical reflection with interviews of Long Island residents, inspired by stories in Hofstra University's Suburban Oral History Project. These narratives personalize the reality of suburban segregation and its consequences. Featured personalities in the film include NBA Hall of Famer Julius "Dr. J" Erving, NBA W…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers

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