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The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture advances the knowledge of the global black experience through dynamic programs and exhibitions. 

 

 

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Mon, April 24
@ 6:30 p.m.
Lapidus Center Presents: Black Colonists: The African History of the Pre-Sugar Spanish Caribbean
In Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570–1640, David Wheat, Associate Professor of History at Michigan State University, depicts the early Spanish Caribbean as an extension of events and patterns established in western Africa and the Atlantic Islands. This new approach illustrates how African forced migrants became de facto colonists in the Spanish Caribbean’s major port cities and their hinterlands. Wheat will be in conversation with historian Herman Bennett, Professor at the Graduate…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Wed, April 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
Spring 2017 Curator's Choice - The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery
For Patron level members ($250 ) or higher The Lapidus Center— funded by a generous $2.5 million gift from Ruth and Sid Lapidus matched by the Library — is the only facility of its kind based in a public research library. The 2014 gift also included 400 rare items of printed material and books and documents continue to be added to the collection, making the Schomburg Center home to one of the world’s premier collections of slavery material. Director Sylviane Diouf will introduce us to the…
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Thu, April 27
@ 6:30 p.m.
Harlem Premier: A Hug for Harlem
The Harlem Chamber Players bring Jeff Scott’s momentous piece, A Hug for Harlem, to the Schomburg Center for its Harlem premiere. Scott, who writes what he calls “urban classical music, will draw from his experience composing musical “hugs” to honor personalities or locales. The heartrending A Hug for Harlem fuses strings, winds, percussion and spoken word and is inspired by prolific Harlem Renaissance writers, including Countee Cullen, Zora Neale Hurston, and Wallace Thurman. Grammy-nominated p…

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Mon, May 1
@ 6:30 p.m.
Theater Talks: "Sweat" by Lynn Nottage
Sweat is the newly minted Pulitzer Prize-winning play from critically acclaimed writer Lynn Nottage. Set in the rust-belt town of Reading, Pennsylvania, the narrative explores the chasm created by job loss that leads to racial unease and a breakdown in community. Join us for an evening of theater talk with Nottage. Lynn Nottage is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter, whose plays have been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world. Sweat, which won this year’…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Thu, May 4
@ 6 p.m.
Education @ the Schomburg
Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: The Long Fight against New York’s Police Brutality
What are the politics of police brutality in New York City and what leaders and movements have attempted to stop it? Why don’t police review boards stop police brutality? In this edition of our Conversations in Black Freedom Studies series, Clarence Taylor, Cathy Schneider, Michael Flamm and Christopher Hayes discuss the latest research on the explosive issues that propelled the 1964 Harlem and Brooklyn uprisings and fuel urban unrest today. The Conversations in Black Freedom Studies series is…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Fri, May 5
@ 6 p.m.
First Fridays
Bad Boy Records Edition
For this First Fridays, our popular monthly social gathering, we’re celebrating the golden age of hip-hop and R&B, the genre’s diverse formative years, and the lasting impact of Bad Boy Entertainment (also known as Bad Boy Records), the hugely successful record label founded in 1993 by Sean “Diddy” Combs. We are honored to mention that First Fridays: Bad Record Edition will be powered by Ciroc, so there will be complimentary product samples throughout the night. In 2007, Combs partnered wit…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Wed, May 10
@ 6:30 p.m.
Live from the Archive: Derrick Adams and the Patrick Kelly Effect
The Schomburg Center and the Studio Museum in Harlem’s inHarlem initiative proudly present the summer 2017 kickoff of our Live From the Archive series, which features conversations between scholars, artists, community activists, and staff members of our Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division whose work is at the intersection of the archive. 2016 Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize-winning multidisciplinary artist Derrick Adams will join us to talk about his eagerly anticipated new work insp…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Mon, May 15
@ 7 p.m.
Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Somi
East African singer-songwriter Somi returns to the Neighborhood Concert series with her blend of jazz and African music. Somi has been praised for being "serious and seductive" (The New York Times), and her 2014 album, The Lagos Music Salon, reached number one on Billboard's jazz chart. Her new album, Petite Afrique, is a song cycle dedicated to the gentrification of Harlem’s African immigrant community—her most political work to date. She has collaborated with a wide range of artists, from Comm…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Wed, May 17
@ 2 p.m.
Before 5: American Masters - Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
This is the first feature documentary about the incomparable Dr. Maya Angelou (1928–2014), best known for her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Dr. Angelou lived a prolific life as a singer, dancer, activist, poet, and writer, and inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. This unprecedented film weaves her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos, which paint hidden moments of her exuberant life during some of Amer…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Fri, May 19
@ 6 p.m.
Annual Commemoration of the Birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (Malcolm X)
Our annual commemoration of the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (Malcolm X) will explore his legacy as it directly reflects the state of Black America today. @SchomburgCenter #MalcolmXBirthday 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 Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and the…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Sat, May 20
@ 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 #BlackPowerTour 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 e…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Tue, May 23
@ 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 join us in a conversation that will be followed by a book signing. Watch on livestream. @SchomburgCenter #CircumferenceofLove First come, first seated For free events, we general…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Fri, June 2
@ 6 p.m.
First Fridays
In The Life Archive presents First Fridays: Gay Pride Edition
The Schomburg Center’s In The Life Archive presents First Fridays: Black Gay Pride Edition, in honor of the black LGBT community and LGBT pride celebrations that occur nationally each June. Join us as we celebrate our great LGBT pioneers and the rich history housed in our In The Life Archive! Groove to the music of DJ Missy B and Craig Nice in the Langston Hughes Lobby and jam to DJ Frankie Paradise in our courtyard as you enjoy our signature drinks and extended viewing hours in our galleries.…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults

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