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Tue, November 28
@ 1 p.m.
Open Archive
Kathleen Collins Collection
Join Schomburg Center librarians and archivists as they unveil our latest pop-up exhibition featuring items from our coveted collection of archival materials on groundbreaking filmmaker Kathleen Collins. Be the first to get up close and personal with selected items and enjoy an audience Q&A with the collection’s curators. In addition to being a filmmaker, Collins was a playwright and author. Photo credit: Director Kathleen Collins with actor Bill Gunn during the filming of the Collins/Ronal…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Tue, November 28
@ 2:30 p.m.
Before 5
LOSING GROUND by Kathleen Collins
Unseen for more than thirty years prior to its 2015 screening at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Losing Ground (1982) was among the first feature length movies produced by a black woman filmmaker. The film delves into the interior lives of a married philosophy professor and a visual artist. It stars theater actor and director Seret Scott and celebrated filmmaker Bill Gunn. @SchomburgCenter #LosingGround #SchomburgLive FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED For free events, we generally overbook to ensu…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Tue, November 28
@ 6:30 p.m.
Masterworks: Kathleen Collins
Kathleen Collins’s archival collection housed at the Schomburg Center reveals a trove of artistic ideas made with aplomb and intelligence. Join us for an evening exploration of film Losing Ground and her work as an adroit creative and activist. The Schomburg Center’s curator of Moving Images and Recorded Sound division, Shola Lynch will be in conversation with Seret Scott, theater director and lead actress in Losing Ground; Ronald K. Gray, cinematographer; and moderator Opal H. Bennett, programm…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Fri, December 1
@ 10:30 a.m.
YA Author Talk: Ibi Zoboi & Jayson Reynolds
The Schomburg Center invites young people and school groups to an exciting conversation between award-winning authors Ibi Zoboi (A is for Ayiti) and Jayson Reynolds (When I Was the Greatest, As Brave As You). We will offer priority seating for youth. 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. GUESTS Please note that holding seats in the La…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, December 1
@ 6 p.m.
First Fridays
Black Tie "Holiday" Edition Honoring World AIDS Day
The Schomburg Center is proud to present our second annual Holiday "Black Tie Edition” of First Fridays, our popular monthly social gathering. This special event will celebrate the spirit of holiday giving, the Schomburg's 92-year history, and vast archival collections that are accessed across the world. This year, we will also be honoring World AIDS Day, so please wear a touch of RED to commemorate those we have lost to AIDS and those living with HIV/AIDS today. Ring in the holiday season at…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Mon, December 4
@ 6:30 p.m.
2017 Visual AIDS Day With(out) Art
Visual AIDS has commissioned seven new and innovative short videos about the ongoing AIDS crisis from artists Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye & Ellen Spiro, Reina Gossett, Thomas Allen Harris, Kia Labeija, Tiona Nekkia McClodden and Brontez Purnell. The video program, titled ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS, is the 28th iteration of Visual AIDS’s longstanding Day With(out) Art project. Curated by Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockett, ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS looks to prioritize…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Tue, December 5
@ 6:30 p.m.
POSTPONED- What Will Be Different for Historians in a Changing America?
Some U.S. historians have become increasingly visible, vocal, and even radicalized in response to today’s po- litical climate, the implications of U.S. Government policy shifts, and the decisions of their peers to speak out, or remain silent, on current affairs. What is the ethical and responsible role of historians in public discourse, particularly when “alternative facts” have become commonplace and history itself is called into question? Curated by Brian Tate as part of the series, What Will…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Thu, December 7
@ 6 p.m.
Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: The Strange Career of Jim Crow Midwest
Our second installment of The Strange Career of the Jim Crow - Midwest reveals the many faces of white racism. The face of employment discrimination was unmasked by the March on Washington movement in Detroit’s auto plants in the 1940s. The face of killer cops was revealed by Fred Hampton and the Black Panthers as well as by Cha Cha Jimenez and the Young Lords in Chicago. The face of religious discrimination was exposed by Reverend Albert Cleage and Black Christian Nationalism in Detroit. The fa…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Mon, December 11
@ 6:30 p.m.
CANCELLED - Photography Culture: HYCIDE Magazine
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the program with HYCIDE has been cancelled until further notice. Founded by photojournalist and filmmaker Akintola Hanif, HYCIDE is a photography magazine dedicated to stories of survival and freedom. HYCIDE, the White Privilege/Black Power double issue, presents new and revelatory ways of viewing the construct of race and how it shapes our individual and collective consciousness. The issue features stories and images by Jamel Shabazz, Zun Lee, Denene Mi…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Wed, December 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Celebration
2017 marks the centennial year of genius poet Gwendolyn Brooks, born on June 7, 1917. Brooks was the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize for any literary genre. She had published 75 poems by the age of 16 and recalled “very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve. And I began playing with words.” This evening we celebrate the wonder of language as influenced by Brooks’s life and compositions. Image source: Wikipedia @SchomburgCenter #GwendolynBrooks…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Fri, January 5
@ 6 p.m.
First Fridays
"Beyoncé Vs. Rihanna” Edition of First Fridays
We're excited to bring you a special "Beyoncé Vs. Rihanna” Edition of First Fridays, our popular monthly social gathering! Celebrating these two amazing superstars whose music embodies the best of R&B, soul, pop, and Caribbean sounds and whose legacies exemplify the best of Black Girl Magic. Guests are invited to mix and mingle in the Langston Hughes Lobby and enjoy our signature drinks while grooving to beats by DJ Backbr3aka, with our host of the evening Dhalimu from Dhali’s Closet. Wit…

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults