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New Series: Talks at the Schomburg

Starting this February, the Schomburg will host some of the world's leading artists and thinkers on its legendary stage in the Langston Hughes Auditorium as part of its new series, Talks at the Schomburg.  The 90-minute evening sessions, will be exceptionally-curated to allow for the highest standard of broad-ranging conversations between skilled interlocutors and prize-winning writers, filmmakers, political analysts, and thinkers. 

David Remnick, Randall Kennedy, and William Jelani Cobb with Farai Chideya

Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m.

Join Editor of The New Yorker David Remnick, Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy, and Rutgers University Professor of Africana Studies William Jelani Cobb, for a conversation on the administration of President Obama. All three have written extensively about President Obama and will discuss their views on critical moments in his first term and his chances for reelection in November. Journalist Farai Chideya will moderate the discussion.

The Intersection of Health Care, History and Justice

Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m.

Join Professor Alondra NelsonJonathan Metzl, MD/PhD, and medical ethicist Harriet Washington for a conversation on race and health in America. These three noted experts on health care and distinguished authors will discuss how access to quality health care—or in far too many cases, any health care at all—often falls along racial lines and is an issue that activists, beginning with the Black Panthers, have been fighting for decades.

Alexander McCall Smith

Sunday, April 15, 2012, 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m.

Don't miss Alexander McCall Smith, author of the beloved bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, for his ONLY Manhattan appearance on the occasion of his new novel,The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

Talks at the Schomburg tickets are $10 for Schomburg Society members; $15 for non-members. For ticket charge, call 1-888-71-Tickets or visit ShowClix.com. All programs run from 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m.