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Past Programs at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

  • The Junior Scholars' Annual Youth Summit 2015: Ascension

    May 16

    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, 

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  • Conversations in Black Freedom Studies - Black and Brown Coalitions

    May 7

    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 

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  • Children's Literature Salon: Honoring Walter Dean Myers

    May 2

    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 

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  • First Fridays: Harlem Mecca Edition

    May 1

    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 

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  • Ancestral Witnesses: Maya Angelou & Amiri Baraka

    April 6

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Columbia University

    Ancestral Witnesses: Maya Angelou and Amiri Baraka will explore the intersections of religion and African-American literature produced during the social upheavals of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements and 

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  • Challenging American Inequality: Historical Literacy Matters

    March 24

    Why have we traditionally looked to historical knowledge as a building block of democratic participation and a central component of what it means to be an American? How can history pedagogy be framed as a challenge to social and economic inequality? How do we reach young learners to appreciate 

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  • First Fridays:Blue Note Edition

    March 6

    Journey to musical nirvana with live jazz, R&B and funk at a special Blue Note Edition of our popular monthly social gathering, First Friday! Groove to the music of the Yaz Band as you enjoy signature drinks and extended viewing hours in our galleries. Explore our two new Exhibitions, 

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  • Conversations in Black Freedom Studies - Race and the Criminal Justice System: Political Prisoners, Resistance, and Mass Incarceration Part I

    March 5

    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 

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  • Studio Salon: Titus Kaphar & Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad Discuss The New Jim Crow

    February 8

    The Studio Museum in Harlem and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Present Studio Salon: Titus Kaphar and Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad Discuss The New Jim Crow

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  • Conversations in Black Freedom Studies - 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Malcolm X: Malcolm X and Black Radical Women

    February 5

    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 

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  • Winter 2015 Schomburg Society Exhibition Preview

    January 29

    Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director invites you to The Schomburg Society Exhibition PreviewCurators' Choice:  Black Life Matters

    Exhibition Hall and Latimer/Edison Gallery Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture515 Malcolm X BoulevardFor Donors of $50 or moreYour invitation 

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  • 3rd Annual Black Comic Book Festival

    January 17

    The Schomburg Center’s 3rd Annual Black Comic Book Festival celebrates the rich tradition of black comix in a full day event featuring panel discussions, film screenings, hands-on workshops and exhibit tables with premiere black comic artists from across the country.

    The Schomburg 

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  • Junior Scholars Teen Talk: Mass Hallucination, Ill-Education

    December 20

    Calling All Youth Voices! You are invited to participate in a youth-led “Teen-Talk” with the Schomburg Junior Scholars and teens from across the country to address the ills we face on a daily basis, such as, Mis-Education, Bullying, Colorism, Police Brutality, School-to-Prison Pipeline, and 

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  • Estate and Gift Planning Seminar

    November 13

    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 

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  • Question Bridge: Tell Your Story!

    November 10

    Join us for a recording session and be featured on questionbridge.com. The Question Bridge: Black Males’ team has been traveling the nation recording an incredibly unique conversation. Black voices are worthy of being heard and you can add your own story to this campaign. Come and we will 

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  • First Fridays

    November 7

    With our extensive collections, the Schomburg Center has played a pivotal role in preserving women’s history and we thrive off of the support of all groups within our community. This First Friday, we’re honoring femininity in all of its forms! Join us on Friday, November 7 for First 

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  • Conversations on Self Determination: God and Medicine

    October 11

    Investigate the contested past of Black bodies and Black souls. Speakers tackle the health effects of discrimination while linking wellness to African-American spiritual traditions.

    Moderators: Dr. Samuel Roberts, Director, Columbia University Institute for Research in African-American 

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  • Conversations on Self Determination: Funk and Jazz

    October 4

    Explore music as a soundtrack for social justice. Leading contemporary Brooklyn artists reflect on their art while revisiting the anthems that fortified and consoled the African-American-led struggle for desegregation and equal rights.

    Moderator: Una-Kariim A. Cross, artist, writer, and 

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  • Fall Open House & First Fridays: Black Mecca, Collective Memory

    October 3

    The Schomburg’s annual Fall Open House is an opportunity to sample some of the exciting programs taking place at the Schomburg - from guided tours and talks, to performances and live music. The evening will include light refreshments and wine bar by Melba's. Enjoy tours, extended hours in our 

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  • Conversations in Black Freedom Studies:Education for Liberation and Freedom Schooling

    October 2

    Join Schomburg Education this fall for its dynamic adult education series featuring a full line up of provocative scholars and community members committed to engaging dialogue about black freedom studies.  This semester is curated by professors Jeanne Theoharis (Brooklyn College) and Komozi Read More ›

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