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- By Lisa Herndon, Managers, Schomburg Communications and Publicity | August 9, 2022The prize honors the best nonfiction book on the slave trade, slavery, and anti-slavery in the Atlantic World published in the U.S.
- By Allison Hughes, Archivist, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | July 27, 2022Learn more about our new finding aid highlighting residents of "Harlem’s House of Celebrities.”
- By Lisa Herndon, Managers, Schomburg Communications and Publicity | June 28, 2022Students in the Schomburg Center's Junior Scholars Program held a one-day exhibition of paintings related to the theme of "invasion."
Tribute to an Afrofuturist Deity: Schomburg Center Artist & Educator M. Scott Johnson Exhibits at 59th Venice BiennaleBy Lisa Herndon, Managers, Schomburg Communications and Publicity | June 28, 2022Schomburg Center educator M. Scott Johnson created a triptych inspired by the Center's collections for the 59th Venice Biennale.
- By Lisa Herndon, Managers, Schomburg Communications and Publicity | May 31, 2022Hear the albums of artists featured on the web series Verzuz such as Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, The Isley Brothers, and more.
Newly Digitized! 1921 Book Documenting Events of the Tulsa Disaster, with First-Hand Accounts and Photographs From Over 100 Years AgoBy Kimberly Henderson, Digitization Coordinator | May 27, 2022Mary E. Jones Parrish chronicled the aftermath of the Tulsa Massacre in detail. The book is now available to view online.
- By Lisa Herndon, Managers, Schomburg Communications and Publicity | May 20, 2022Learn about in-person and online materials in the Schomburg Center's collections on award-winning playwright Lorraine Hansberry.
- By Lisa Herndon, Managers, Schomburg Communications and Publicity | March 28, 2022Materials include Maya Angelou's papers, recordings of Piri Thomas, and poetry-related conversations available on YouTube.
- By Rhonda Evans, Assistant Chief Librarian, Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division | March 25, 2022The recent popularity of HBO’s The Gilded Age has sparked a growing interest in the story of the Black elite.
- By Julie Golia, Associate Director, Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books and Charles J. Liebman Curator of Manuscri | March 7, 2022
Schomburg Center librarian Rhonda Evans and NYPL curator Julie Golia analyzed travel guides used by African Americans to help them navigate…