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Fri, September 1
@ 6 p.m.
First Fridays
Labor Day "Carnival" Edition
For more than 92 years, since it was first founded, the Schomburg Center has been passionate about representing Caribbean communities and people across the African Diaspora. That’s why we are thrilled to present our third annual First Fridays: “Carnival” Edition! "Celebrating 70 years of Caribbean Culture and History with WIADCA." Back by popular demand, one of our most popular First Fridays events returns with steel pan drummers, stilt walkers, mass camp, and sponsored tables. Come ready to pro…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Wed, September 6
@ 6:30 p.m.
Between the Lines
SING, UNBURIED, SING by Jesmyn Ward
National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward will discuss her new novel Sing, Unburied, Sing. Ward grapples with the ugly truths at the heart of the American story, and the power and limitations of the bonds of family. Ward will be joined in conversation by Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation. A book signing will follow. @SchomburgCenter #SingUnburiedSing First come, first seated For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are relea…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers
Thu, September 7
@ 6 p.m.
Conversations in Black Freedom Studies
Fifty Years After the Newark and Detroit Uprisings
Fifty years after the 1960s Newark and Detroit rebellions, their causes, meanings and legacies remain controversial. Were hundreds of black rebellions the “Harvest of Racism?” Why did the police and National Guard shoot thousands of bullets into black residential buildings, claiming they were hunting snipers and terrorists? Do the police and National Guard shoot into white residential buildings during race riots-- or is that an exclusive policy for African-Americans and Puerto Ricans? Join our…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Wed, September 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
Between the Lines
MY SOUL LOOKS BACK by Jessica B. Harris
Jessica B. Harris, preeminent culinary scholar of the African Diaspora, cookbook author, and journalist, pens a memoir about a time in her life shaped by a romance with fellow college professor Sam Floyd, as well as friendships and chance encounters with cultural icons James Baldwin, Maya Angelou and Nina Simone. Harris will be in conversation with Carla Hall, Chef and co-host of ABC’s popular Emmy award-winning lifestyle series The Chew. A book book signing will follow. This is an official Bro…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers
Wed, September 20
@ 7 p.m.
Schomburg Teach-in with Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad
In the spirit of teach-ins developed to advance social movements and societal transformation, we invite you to join this conversation with leading academic and community experts at the Schomburg to understand today’s policy issues and local impact. Dr. Muhammad will facilitate an interactive discussion on education policy with Dr. Noliwe Rooks, author of the forthcoming book Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education. @SchomburgCenter #SchomburgTeachIn First co…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Sat, September 23
@ 11 a.m.
But Then You Read: Baldwin
The Schomburg Center will present a range of artists, cultural producers, and scholars to deliver a daylong read of James Baldwin. The Schomburg’s recent acquisition of Baldwin’s personal papers includes biographical sketches, correspondence, interviews, awards, travel records, and fan mail. These items, alongside his published writings and novels, provide a storehouse of material that celebrate the brilliance and beauty of Baldwin. Presented in collaboration with TimesTalks. Watch on lives…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers
Tue, September 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
Artist and the Archive
Deconstructing Racial Imagination
Founded by poet and McArthur Fellow Claudia Rankine, The Racial Imaginary Institute (TRII) is an interdisciplinary cultural laboratory of writers, activists, scholars, and artists, dedicated to the work of engaging the concept of the racial imagination, specifically critiquing the costs and means by which whiteness and institutional racism have shaped cultural production, politics, and memory. This program will feature a discussion with Rankine and scholars, artists, and writers on art, activism…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Wed, September 27
@ 1 p.m.
Open Archive
Sonny Rollins Collection
Join Schomburg Center librarians and archivists as they unveil the the first public display of selected items from our coveted collection of materials highlighting the life and career of legendary saxophonist Sonny Rollins. Get up close and personal with the selected items and enjoy an audience Q&A with the collection’s curators. Photo credit: ©Bernie Thrasher/Euclid Records/CTSIMAGES @SchomburgCenter #SonnyRollinsArchive First come, first seated For free events, we generally overbook to…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Wed, September 27
@ 4 p.m.
Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division Unveiling
Opening celebration of the newly renovated Schomburg Center research division Moving Image and Recorded Sound (MIRS). The division is home to the Sonny Rollins collection, which includes audio recordings and more. Join the staff of MIRS for a tour of the division. @SchomburgCenter #MIRSUnveiling 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. G…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound DivisionAdults
Wed, September 27
@ 6:30 p.m.
Our Man In Jazz: Sonny Rollins Tribute
Theodore Walter “Sonny” Rollins is a living icon and one of jazz’s most influential tenor saxophonists. In celebration of our recent acquisition of the Sonny Rollins archive, filled with correspondence, notes, photographs, and more, this evening program will pay musical tribute to the icon and include highlights from his archive. Pop-up exhibition available throughout the evening Photo credit: ©Bernie Thrasher/Euclid Records/CTSIMAGES @SchomburgCenter #SonnyRollinsArchive First come, first se…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults