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TimeEventLocationAudience
Thursday, April 30, 2015
7 p.m.William Greaves: Celebrating His Life, His Art & His Legacy
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in collaboration with the Greaves Family invite you to William Greaves: Celebrating His Life, His Art and His Legacy, a public tribute for pioneer filmmaker William Greaves and his leadership in film and television.The evening will feature several guest speakers and performers who have worked with or been inspired by Greaves’ art and legacy. ABOUT WILLIAM GREAVES Director, producer and writer William Greaves began his career as a feature…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Friday, May 1, 2015
6 p.m.First Fridays:Harlem Mecca Edition
The Schomburg Center and HarlemGo Media are proud to present a special "Harlem Mecca Edition” of First Friday, in celebration of our 90th Anniversary. Combining DJ & live music sets, this edition of our popular monthly social gathering will celebrate great music from Harlem’s own #TheShed All-Stars and DJ Rashad "Ringo" Smith! Groove to the best mix of Harlem beats at the event hosted by Sahara FM Radio’s Humble Prince Olu as you enjoy our signature drinks and extended viewing hours in our…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Saturday, May 2, 2015
1 p.m.Children's Literature Salon: Honoring Walter Dean Myers
Schomburg Education is excited to launch our Children's Literature Salon Series this Spring to celebrate diverse books and showcase our current exhibition, Curators Choice: Black Life Matters. This first event, presented in partnership with Community Works, honors Walter Dean Myers and features a reading and workshop inspired by his last published work, Darius and Twig. This program is geared towards young adult readers and all lovers of childrens books. Participants should plan to check out the…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureChildren
Sunday, May 3, 2015
3 p.m.The 14th Annual Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial Lecture & Award Ceremony
Women In Islam, Inc. celebrates the example and legacy of Dr. Betty Shabazz annually and recognize women, of all backgrounds and faiths, who demonstrate their unwavering and courageous dedication to helping others. Reception and Awards Ceremony: $35; Students: $20. RSVP to: rsvp@womeninislam.org For more information and to purchase tickets, visit womeninislam.org or call (212) 576-8875 For all media inquiries, please contact Adenike Olanrewaju at adenikeolanrewaju@nypl.org.…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Monday, May 4, 2015
6:30 p.m. Between the Lines: Peter Slevin
Michelle Obama: A Life by biographer Peter Slevin is the first comprehensive account of the life and times of Michelle Obama, a woman of achievement and purpose—and the most unlikely first lady in modern American history. With disciplined reporting and a storyteller’s eye for revealing detail, Peter Slevin follows Michelle to the White House from her working-class childhood on Chicago’s largely segregated South Side. Schomburg Center Director, Khalil G. Muhammad will be in conversation with Pete…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
6:30 p.m.Films at the Schomburg: Ghosts of Amistad
Join Marcus Rediker, author of The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odissey of Slavery and Freedom, for a screening of Ghosts of Amistad. The film, based on Rediker's book, chronicles a journey to Sierra Leone in 2013 to visit the home villages of the rebels who captured the slave schooner Amistad in 1839, to interview elders about local memory of the incident, and to search for the long-lost ruins of Lomboko, the slave trading factory where their cruel transatlantic voyage began. The filmmak…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, May 7, 2015
6 p.m.Conversations in Black Freedom Studies - Black and Brown Coalitions
Schomburg Education presents this dynamic adult education series with a full line up of provocative scholars and community members committed to engaging dialogue about black freedom studies. The Spring 2015 semester is curated by professors Jeanne Theoharis (Brooklyn College/CUNY) and Komozi Woodard (Sarah Lawrence College). May 7 at 6 p.m. with Sonia Song-Ha Lee; Washington University in St. Louis; Alejandra Marchevsky, California State University, Los Angeles; and Johanna Fernandez, B…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureCollege & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
6:30 p.m.Between the Lines: Ginger Adams Otis
Ginger Adams Otis in Firefight: The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York’s Bravest shares stories of courage—about firefighters risking their lives in the line of duty but also risking their livelihood by battling an unjust system. FDNY Captain Paul Washington is a second-generation black firefighter, who spent his multi-decade career fighting to get blacks on the job. He faced an insular, close-knit culture that favored families and friends and never saw its own inclusion as privilege. Bas…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Saturday, May 16, 2015
10 a.m. The Junior Scholar’s Annual Youth Summit 2015: Ascension
The teens of the Schomburg Junior Scholars Program present a multi-media event that reflects their yearlong study of black history and culture linked to the theme of Ascension. Enjoy a day-long program of youth-led projects in dance, theater, spoken word, video production, magazine journalism, social media, visual arts, photography, and comic book art. To learn more about the Junior Scholars Program and how teens, ages 11-18, can get involved visit www.schomburgcenter.org/juniorscholars
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Monday, May 18, 2015
6:30 p.m.From Binaries to Bridges: Black Liberation and Model Minority Mutiny
How did racialized notions of criminality become so closely associated with blackness? How did the story of Asian American success and racial uplift become so widely accepted? What is the relationship between the two, and what are the implications for today's racial politics? Join us for an exciting evening exploring Black and Asian American racial formation, featuring Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and author of The Condemnation of Blackne…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
6 p.m.Estate and Gift Planning Seminar
Are you working on your estate plans or need to update them? How can you best provide for family and loved ones while also supporting your favorite charities? Do you understand the probate process or want to avoid it? Are you confused by the continued estate tax changes? Most importantly, what will be your legacy? We are pleased to present an educational seminar for Library patrons and supporters. John Bacon, Director of Planned Giving, will present estate planning concepts in easy-to-und…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, American Negro TheatreAdults,
50+,
NYPL Supporters,
Adults
6:30 p.m. Streams of Consciousness: A Movement Narrative
This program, co presented by CCCADI and The Schomburg Center for Research, is a dance anthology exploring the cultural and ecological importance of water and probing the spiritual mandate, in the nature based esoteric traditions of the African Diaspora, to preserve this and other natural resources. Paloma McGregor's ensemble presents an excerpt from her lyrical piece, "How to Build a Better Fishtrap". Michael Manswell of Something Positive tells a dance-tale about the relationship between prim…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Monday, June 1, 2015
6:30 p.m.The Literary Society
The Literary Society invites you to join them for their book club conversation on Toni Morrison’s new release, God Help the Child. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students

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