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Past Programs at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

  • 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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  • Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: Slavery, White Supremacy and Struggle in American Education

    February 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 ›
  • Curator’s Talk: Funky Turns 40

    February 4

    Get an insider’s perspective on the Funky Turns 40 exhibit from its curators, Loreen Williamson and Pamela Thomas, of the Museum of UnCut Funk.

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  • Films at the Schomburg: Closure

    January 25

    Closure looks at trans-racial adoption through the story and two-year journey of Angela, an African-American woman, raised by a white couple, as she searches for her birth parents.

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  • 2nd Annual Black Comic Book Festival 2014

    January 18

    The Schomburg Center’s 2nd Annual Black Comic Book Festival celebrates the rich tradition of black comix in a two-day event featuring a special events, panel discussions, film screenings, hands-on workshops and exhibit tables with premiere black comic artists from across the country. 

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  • 2nd Annual Black Comic Book Festival 2014

    January 17

    The Schomburg Center’s 2nd Annual Black Comic Book Festival celebrates the rich tradition of black comix in a two-day event featuring a special events, panel discussions, film screenings, hands-on workshops and exhibit tables with premiere black comic artists from across the country. 

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  • First Fridays

    January 3

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

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  • Aimé Césaire Centennial: A Season in the Congo

    December 12

    Join us for a special performance and discussion of Aime Cesaire's A SEASON IN THE CONGO  directed by A. Rico Speight. This play recounts the tragic death of Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of the Congo Republic and an African nationalist hero. A Season in the Congo follows 

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