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Past Exhibitions

  • Soulful Stitching: Patchwork Quilts by Africans (Siddis) in India

    February 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011

    The Siddis of Karnataka, India are the descendants of both early African immigrants to South Asia and enslaved Africans brought to Goa on India’s west coast by the Portuguese beginning in the 16th century. Gradually, they escaped slavery and moved southward into the remote Western Ghatt 

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  • Harlem Views/Diasporan Visions: The New Harlem Renaissance Photographers

    February 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011

    Harlem Views/Diasporan Visions: The New Harlem Renaissance Photographers is the inaugural exhibition by the 25 members of New Harlem Renaissance Photographers. Views of Harlem, including the recent West African immigrant community and glimpses of the African Diaspora—in and out of Read More ›
  • What's Up @ the Schomburg?

    May 7, 2010 to January 3, 2011

  • Jerry Pinkney's African-American Journey to Freedom

    February 5, 2010 to April 18, 2010

    Jerry Pinkney's African-American Journey to Freedom The Seagram Collection of African-American Art

    This exhibition is a stunning collection of 35 watercolor paintings by the award-winning children’s book illustrator and artist. Originally commissioned by the Seagram Distillers in the 

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  • President Barack Obama: The First Year

    February 5, 2010 to April 18, 2010

    President Barack Obama: The First Year Photographs by Pete Souza, Chief Official White House Photographer

    This special exhibition offers an inside view of the first year of the historic Presidency of Barack Obama. Pete Souza is the Chief Official White House Photographer for President 

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  • Courage: The Black New York Struggle for Quality Education

    October 2, 2009 to December 31, 2009

    This exhibition explores the visions and aspirations of courageous leaders and parents who have been seeking to educate black children. It looks at the obstacles black children have faced and the comparative nature of the learning environments and belated examples of educational success that 

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  • Courage: The Vision to End Segregation, the Guts to fight for It

    October 2, 2009 to December 31, 2009

    Few Americans realize that the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education started in South Carolina, when a country preacher named Rev. J. A. De Laine and his neighbors in Clarendon County filed a lawsuit demanding the end of separate, unequal schools for their children. The Supreme 

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  • St. Philip's Episcopal Church Bicentennial Exhibition

    May 3, 2009 to August 30, 2009

    St. Philip's Episcopal Church Bicentennial Exhibition presents the 200 year history of St. Philip's, from 1809 to 2009. Notable church members include Rev. Peter Williams Jr., James McCune Smith, Elizabeth Jennings, Kenneth Clarke, and Thurgood Marshall.

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  • They Won't Budge: Africans in Europe

    April 22, 2009 to July 26, 2009

    A photographic exhibition reveals the determination, resilience, and struggle of Africans living in Europe. More than 100 photographs by award-winning photographers. Curated by the Program In Africana Studies at New York University.

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  • African Americans and American Politics

    August 27, 2008 to April 19, 2009

    Before Barack Obama, there was Crispus Attucks, Frederick Douglass, the Massachusetts 54th Regiment, Mary McLeod Bethune, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and a host of other heroes and sheroes of the African-American struggle for freedom and human dignity, fighting to make America and American 

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