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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Collection Presentations Information

The Schomburg Center's Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division and Media Productions and Theatre Operations units are currently developing a variety of multi-media presentations including a Schomburg Gallery of Voices and Images.

Since 1980 the Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division has conducted oral history interviews through its Oral History/Video Documentation Program. Both as individual and as series interviews, these primary source video testimonies are part of one of the nation's longest-running video oral history programs. Among the many subject series are "Black Physicians and Health Care in the African American Community," "African American Labor Leaders," "Black Dance Pioneers," "Black Scientists," "Community Development Corporation Leaders" and others.

Incorporated into the Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division organizational unit is the Center's Media Productions and Theatre Operations (MPTO) through which the Center operates the Langston Hughes Auditorium and other public program venues throughout the Center. Historically significant concerts, lectures, forums, etc. are routinely documented via broadcast-quality videotaping by the MPTO unit; tapes are added immediately to the collections of the Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division.

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