Schomburg Center Fall 2022 Programs Preview

By Lisa Herndon, Manager, Schomburg Communications and Publications
August 24, 2022
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Against a light blue background on the left, there is a Schomburg Center logo in purple. On the right side again a purple background are the words Fall 2022 Programs Preview.
The Schomburg Center returns for a new season of programs starting Thursday, September 1.

Get ready for an all-new season of public programs at the Schomburg Center!

The fall 2022 season begins Thursday, September 1 with our Conversations in Black Freedom Studies series featuring celebrated scholars Drs. Keisha N. Blain, Erica R. Edwards, and Treva B. Lindsey. Critically acclaimed actors Wendell Pierce and Sharon D. Clarke and award-winning author and journalist April Ryan are also some of the headliners for upcoming events.

Here’s a first look at our schedule. You can check the Center’s location page for updates or sign up for the e-newsletter, Schomburg Connection, for more information and registration links as they become available.

Schedule as of November 15, 2022

December

Books covers of The Tuskegee Students Uprising by Brian Jones, In Pursuit of Knowledge by Kabria Baumgartner, and The Persistence of School Segregation in New York City by Christopher Bonastia

Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: Education for Liberation
Thursday, December 1 | 6:30 PM | Online
Guests: Kabria Baumgartner, Christopher Bonastia, Michael Hines, and Brian Jones. Moderated by Robyn Spencer and Jeanne Theoharis.
Watch on YouTube.

Schomburg Society Presents Our Man In Jazz: Sonny Rollins Pt. 2
Tuesday, December 6 | 7 PM | Schomburg Center
Register

Carnegie Hall City Wide: The Cookers
Monday, December 12 | 7 PM | Schomburg Center
Register

Watch Past Programs Online

Photographer from above, a group of people are standing around the Schomburg Center’s cosmogram.
The Center’s annual Open House returns on Saturday, November 12.

Photo: Bill Farrington

November

Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: Towards Just and Holistic Health
Thursday, November 3 | 6:30 PM | Online
Guests: Dana-Ain Davis, Steven W. Thrasher, and Zakiya Luna. Moderated by Robyn Spencer and Jeanne Theoharis.
Watch on YouTube

Black Theater Preview
Monday, November 7 | 6:30 PM | Schomburg Center
Black Theater Preview is presented in association with Walk Tall Girl Productions, AUDELCO, Inc. and Project1Voice.
Watch on YouTube.

Schomburg Open House
Saturday, November 12 | 12 Noon-5 PM | Schomburg Center
Watch the conversations: Curator’s Choice PresentationsAugusta Savage: The Shape of a Sculptor’s Life by Marilyn Nelson, and H20 Hip Hop Archives - Anniversary Conversation

African Diaspora International Film Festival: Portraits of Women Leaders 
Tuesday, November 29 | 1-9 PM | Schomburg Center
Watch the film discussions on YouTube : Portraits of Women Leaders of African Descent and Talk with Zora Iman Crews: The Daphne Project

Actors Sharon D. Clarke and Wendell Pierce are onstage. Piece is standing behind Clarke with his hand holding her waist on the left and her hand on the right side.
Actors Sharon D. Clarke and Wendell Pierce lead the revival of the Broadway and film classic, Death of a Salesman.

Photo: Brinkhoff Moegenburg.

October

Black Women Film Conference
Saturday, October 1 | 12 Noon–6 PM | Schomburg Center
Watch our conversations with the filmmakers. Session 1 and Session 2.

Theater Talks: Death of a Salesman
Monday, October 3 | 7 PM | Schomburg Center and Online.
A conversation with Wendell Pierce, Sharon D. Clarke, André De Shields and Miranda Cromwell, moderated by Salamishah Tillet
A co-presentation with 92nd Street Y
Watch on YouTube.

Lapidus Center Presents: Uncovered: Sojourner Truth's Quest for Liberty and Justice
Tuesday, October 4 | 6:30 PM | Schomburg Center and Online
Watch on YouTube. Read about our one-day pop-up exhibition for this program

Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: Challenging Systems of Oppression
Thursday, October 6 | 6:30 PM | Online
Watch on YouTube.

Essential Dick Gregory with Christian Gregory
Tuesday, October 11 | 6:30 PM | Schomburg Center
Watch on YouTube.

Between the Lines: Rest as Resistance by Tricia Hersey
Wednesday, October 12 | 6:30 PM | Schomburg Center
Watch on YouTube.

Between the Lines: Black Women Will Save the World by April Ryan
Tuesday, October 18 | 6:30 PM | Schomburg Center
Watch on YouTube.

Talks at the Schomburg: Comrade Sisters with Stephen Shames and Ericka Huggins
Tuesday, October 25 | 6:30 PM | Schomburg Center
Watch on YouTube.
 

Book cover of Until I Am Free on the left. Book cover of The Other Side of Terror by Erica Edwards is in the center. America Goddam by Treva B. Lindsey is on the right.
The fall season of programs begins with a discussion with Drs. Keisha N. Blain, Erica R. Edwards, and Treva B. Lindsey on racial violence against Black women.

September

Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: Surviving Racial Terror: Lessons from Black Women’s Lives
Thursday, September 1 | 6:30 PM | Online
Guests: Keisha N. Blain, Treva B. Lindsey, and Erica R. Edwards
Watch on YouTube.

Schomburg Courtyard Salon: Rio Cortez, Golden Ax
Thursday, September 8 | 6 PM | Schomburg Center

Talks at the Schomburg: Freedom Dreams Revisited with Robin D.G. Kelley
Tuesday, September 13 | 6:30 PM | Schomburg Center
Watch on YouTube.

Conditions in Harlem Revisited (Community Conference)
Tuesday, September 20 | 9 AM–6:30 PM | Schomburg Center and Online
Watch on YouTube: Morning Session, Afternoon Session
Produced in partnership with the Department of Records and Information Services, the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University, Vital City, NYC Speaks, and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Strategic Initiatives.

Banned Books Week: Reading Toni Morrison’s Beloved
Thursday, September 22 | 6:30 PM | Schomburg Center
Watch on YouTube.

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Conversations in Black Freedom Studies is supported by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. Additional support provided by Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation.

Philanthropic support for the Annual Open House provided by the New York Life Foundation.