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Past Programs at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

  • 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 ›
  • Conversations on Self-Determination: Black Radical Brooklyn: Past, Present, and Future

    September 27

    Hear how four artworks came to life. Listen as artists and community partners reflect on two years of making art that explores local sites of self-determination, yesterday and today.

    Moderators: Rashida Bumbray, Independent Curator; Rylee Eterginoso, Curator, Weeksville Heritage 

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  • "Celebrate Sonia!" The 80th Birthday Celebration for Sonia Sanchez

    September 19

    The Center for Black Literature, AKILA WORKSONGS, African Voices Magazine, Arts+Crafts, Inc., and the Schomburg Center for Research present a special birthday party for the beloved world renowned poet, humanitarian, scholar, and activist Sonia Sanchez.

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  • Schomburg Members' Exhibition Preview

    September 17

    Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director invites you to The Schomburg Society Exhibition Previewi found god in myself & Question Bridge: Black Males

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  • A Celebration of the Life of Maya Angelou

    September 12

  • First Fridays

    September 5

    Our popular monthly social gathering features live music, signature drinks, and extended viewing hours in our galleries.   

    FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED For all free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before 

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  • First Fridays

    August 1

    This month’s First Fridays at the Schomburg is themed “For the Love of House Music,” in honor of Frankie Knuckles. Known as the “Godfather,” Knuckles helped build House–a style of Chicago dance music that revolutionized club culture in the ‘70s and ‘80s and still resonates 

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  • Black History 360°: The Schomburg's Summer Education Institute 2014

    July 18

    A weeklong professional development series:  Teachers from kindergarten to college are invited to make the Schomburg Center your destination for a spectacular “education vacation” this year! Join hundreds of educators and premier scholars from across the country for lectures, interactive 

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  • Black History 360°: The Schomburg's Summer Education Institute 2014

    July 17

    A weeklong professional development series:  Teachers from kindergarten to college are invited to make the Schomburg Center your destination for a spectacular “education vacation” this year! Join hundreds of educators and premier scholars from across the country for lectures, interactive 

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  • Black History 360°: The Schomburg's Summer Education Institute 2014

    July 16

    A weeklong professional development series:  Teachers from kindergarten to college are invited to make the Schomburg Center your destination for a spectacular “education vacation” this year! Join hundreds of educators and premier scholars from across the country for lectures, interactive 

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  • Black History 360°: The Schomburg's Summer Education Institute 2014

    July 15

    A weeklong professional development series:  Teachers from kindergarten to college are invited to make the Schomburg Center your destination for a spectacular “education vacation” this year! Join hundreds of educators and premier scholars from across the country for lectures, interactive 

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