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Past Programs at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

  • 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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  • 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 ›

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