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Past Programs at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

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

    July 14

    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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  • Harlem LGBT Community: A Conversation

    June 30

    As a closing for Gay Pride Month, we invite you to the Schomburg Center for a community conversation. This program is presented by In The Life Archive.   

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

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  • 13th Annual Dr. Betty Shabazz Awards Ceremony

    June 22

    13th Annual Dr. Betty Shabazz Awards Ceremony Honoring Women Who Dedicate Their Lives to Helping Others Since 2002, Women In Islam, Inc. has been celebrating the example and legacy of Dr. Betty Shabazz annually in our Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial Lecture and Award Ceremony. We take this opportunity Read More ›
  • First Fridays

    June 6

    Come Celebrate Arturo Schomburg and Afro-Puerto Rican Pride this First Fridays. Check out our wonderful exhibits, sign-up for a membership, and visit our Schomburg Gift Shop while networking and dancing the night away in honor of Puerto Rican Pride. Beer tasting by Sugar Hill Beers.

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  • Conversations in Black Freedom Studies:Education for Liberation: How Parents, Teachers, and Students Organize for Self-Emancipation

    June 5

    Join Schomburg Education this Winter/Spring 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 Read More ›
  • First Fridays

    May 2

    Calling all HBCU graduates and others: This First Fridays is our HBCU Edition, hosted by the Florida A&M University New York Alumni Association, to garner the support of our Historically Black Colleges & Universities Alumni who reside here in New York. 

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  • Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: Sisters in the Struggle: Sustaining Black Women’ Emancipation from Racism, Sexism and Violence

    March 6

    Join Schomburg Education this Winter/Spring 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 Read More ›
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

    February 15

    The Schomburg Junior Scholars present a theatrical reading of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”. This theatrical reading, as conceived by Artistic Director Shaun Neblett, portrays a group of high school students who must read and interpret Dr. King’s Letter from 

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  • Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle Film Series

    February 14

    Schomburg Education is proud to join the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and  hundreds of cultural institutions across the country in special programming series, Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle, to mark the 150th 

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  • Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle Film Series

    February 13

    Schomburg Education is proud to join the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and  hundreds of cultural institutions across the country in special programming series, Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle, to mark the 150th 

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  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

    February 12

    The Schomburg Junior Scholars present a theatrical reading of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”. This theatrical reading, as conceived by Artistic Director Shaun Neblett, portrays a group of high school students who must read and interpret Dr. King’s Letter from 

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  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

    February 11

    The Schomburg Junior Scholars present a theatrical reading of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”. This theatrical reading, as conceived by Artistic Director Shaun Neblett, portrays a group of high school students who must read and interpret Dr. King’s Letter from 

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  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

    February 11

    The Schomburg Junior Scholars present a theatrical reading of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”. This theatrical reading, as conceived by Artistic Director Shaun Neblett, portrays a group of high school students who must read and interpret Dr. King’s Letter from 

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  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

    February 10

    The Schomburg Junior Scholars present a theatrical reading of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”. This theatrical reading, as conceived by Artistic Director Shaun Neblett, portrays a group of high school students who must read and interpret Dr. King’s Letter from 

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  • First Fridays

    February 7

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

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