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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The collection is strongest in the following subject areas: Slavery, Civil War, 19th-century Caribbean and South America, modern civil rights movements, performing and visual arts, organizations (fraternal, social and political), religion, military, Harlem (street scenes, churches, housing, businesses), and images of migrant and rural farm workers and families as represented by the Farm Security Administration Collection. The collection is also strong in twentieth century portraits of writers and artists from the Harlem Renaissance period, civic and political leaders worldwide, sports figures and performing artists.