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Films at the Schomburg: My Block: Strong Island, Part 2


Award-winning filmmaker Jordan Crafton explores the present-day black experience on Long Island in his powerful documentary, My Block: Strong Island Part 2.  Crafton interweaves historical reflection with interviews of Long Island residents, inspired by stories in Hofstra University's Suburban Oral History Project. These narratives personalize the reality of suburban segregation and its consequences.

Featured personalities in the film include NBA Hall of Famer Julius "Dr. J" Erving, NBA World Champion Danny Green, and hip-hop legend Busta Rhymes.


First come, first seated

For all 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.


Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc.) at least 24 hours before the day of the program to Adenike Olanreqaju at