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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 6:30 p.m.
Between the Lines
"The Wide Circumference of Love" by Marita Golden
Marita Golden is an acclaimed, award-winning author of more than a dozen works of fiction and nonfiction. In The Wide Circumference of Love, Golden explores the unsettling effects of Alzheimer’s disease on an African-American family caring for their ailing patriarch while navigating an uncertain future. Golden will be in conversation with Benilde Little, and a book signing will follow. After the program, we invite you to stop by the Alzheimer's Association table outside our Langston Hughes Audi…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Wed, May 24
@ 6 p.m.
Basic Research 101 - Did Martial Arts Originate in Africa?
In the ever expanding information universe, finding the right information can be like locating the proverbial needle in a haystack. Don’t worry, we’re here to help. In Basic Research 101 you will get an introduction to everything you need to know to satisfy your information needs. We will research the above featured question to help you learn where to look for the information you need, how to navigate catalogs, databases, and websites, and how to evaluate what you find. Sources will in…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, American Negro TheatreAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers
Fri, June 2
@ 6 p.m.
First Fridays
LGBT Pride Edition
To kick off LGBT Pride Month, the Schomburg Center is proud to present the third annual First Fridays: LGBT Pride social gathering, in honor of our In the Life Archive, a collection of materials of and by black LGBT people throughout history preserved in our Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division. Complementing the party will be a special pop-up exhibit culled from our collections highlighting the life and work of LGBT activist Storme DeLarverie, who's credited as having thrown the firs…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Tue, June 6
@ 6:30 p.m.
Between the Lines
"Stamped From the Beginning" by Ibram X. Kendi
Historian Ibram X. Kendi and Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, author of The Condemnation of Blackness, discuss Kendi’s latest book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. A book signing will follow. Watch on livestream. @SchomburgCenter #StampedFromTheBeginning First come, first seated For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults,
Book Lovers
Sat, June 10
@ 11 a.m.
Black Power 50 Multimedia Harlem Walking Tour
Showcasing Harlem sites associated with the Black Power and Civil Rights movements beginning in the 1960s through present day, this tour is an educational and entertaining field experience to complement our Black Power! exhibition, which explores the Black Power movement. @SchomburgCenter #BlackPowerHarlem First come, first seated For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Sat, June 10
@ 2 p.m.
Black Power 50 Multimedia Harlem Walking Tour
Showcasing Harlem sites associated with the Black Power and Civil Rights movements beginning in the 1960s through present day, this tour is an educational and entertaining field experience to complement our Black Power! exhibition, which explores the Black Power movement. @SchomburgCenter #BlackPowerHarlem First come, first seated For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Mon, June 12
@ 6:30 p.m.
Between the Lines
"Amiable with Big Teeth" by Claude McKay: A Roundtable Discussion
The unexpected discovery in 2009 of a completed typescript of Claude McKay’s final novel was celebrated as one of the most significant literary events in recent years. Building on the already extraordinary legacy of McKay’s life and work, Amiable with Big Teeth centers on the efforts by Harlem intelligentsia to organize support for the liberation of fascist-controlled Ethiopia, a crucial but largely forgotten event in American history. Coeditors Brent Hayes Edwards and Jean-Christophe Cloutier…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Wed, June 14
@ 6:30 p.m.
Lapidus Center Presents
Black Music Month in Argentina and Uruguay with "Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango"
In celebration of Black Music Month, the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery will present the documentary Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango. Directed by Angolan filmmaker Dom Pedro, the beautiful film explores the African roots of tango in Argentina and Uruguay. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Alex Borucki, author of From Shipmates to Soldiers: Emerging Black Identities in the Rio de la Plata, and Keyanah Freeland, PhD Candidate in…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Thu, June 15
@ 6 p.m.
Schomburg Center Teen Curators 2017 Exhibition: "Unshackled Ink"
The 2016-2017 Schomburg Center Teen Curators are proud to present the culmination of everything they have been working on throughout the year at our second annual Teen Curators Exhibition. Inspired by the work of Robert Blackburn (1920-2003), an artist, teacher, and printmaker, our young curators have produced Unshackled Ink: Prints from the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Collection, which explores printmaking as a way to liberate, uplift, and empower. This exhibition celebrates being una…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Thu, June 22
@ 6:30 p.m.
Between the Lines
"Through the Eyes of Rebel Women" by Iris Morales
Iris Morales returns with a collection of essays exploring the rise and decline of the Young Lords Party through the experiences of its women members between 1969 and 1976. She builds upon personal interviews, primary sources, and photographs to craft—for the first time—a book chronicling women who shaped the revolutionary stance of the organization and fought for women’s equality alongside the quest for society’s advancement. Watch on livestream. @SchomburgCenter #RebelWomen First come,…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Tue, June 27
@ 6:30 p.m.
Talks at the Schomburg
Zines: Elaborate Disruption and Black Creativity
The resurgence of zines—self-published limited-distribution works—is stemming the tide of erasure, disrupting publishing, and offering creative spaces for diverse voices within marginalized communities. Remembering zines like FIRE!!, created in 1926 and “devoted to the young negro artist,” Steven G. Fullwood, Associate Curator of our Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books division, will join in conversation with contemporary zine creators Devin N. Morris (3 Dot Zine), Nontsikelelo Mutiti (Nontsi),…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults

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