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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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Tue, October 24
@ 6:30 p.m.
Talks at the Schomburg: Black LGBT Health in the United States
Black LGBT Health in the United States: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation, edited by Lourdes Dolores Follins, PhD, LCSW, and Jonathan Mathias Lassiter, PhD, focuses on the mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of health, and considers both risk and resiliency factors for the black LGBT population. Join Follins and Lassiter as they reflect on the findings from the book and the influence politics and culture can have on black LGBT health. This program is presented in partn…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Mon, October 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
Live from the Archive
Supersonic Blackness: The Archive of the Future
The Schomburg Center and the Rebuild Foundation proudly present an exploration with Theaster Gates (Director of the Rebuild Foundation, as well as a sculpture, installation, performance and urban intervention artist) and Leslie Hewitt (artist and professor at The Cooper Union), on the past, present, and future of the black archive and his pioneering work with Rebuild. FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Thu, November 2
@ 6 p.m.
Conversations in Black Freedom Studies
The Strange Career of Jim Crow New
The Black Freedom Struggle against Jim Crow New York is one of the most protracted yet criminally neglected movements for human rights in the USA. Our esteemed panel will unpack this history, approaching how several organizations fought Jim Crow. Tahir Butt will discuss the impact of student politics at CUNY. Brian Purnell will explore CORE in Brooklyn. And Christopher Tinson will examine the radical intellect with Harlem's Liberator magazine and the black activism of the 1960s. FIRST COME, FIR…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Fri, November 3
@ 6 p.m.
First Fridays
"Afro-Beat" Edition
Join us for our popular monthly social gathering, where there’ll be live music, signature drinks, an opportunity to network with others in the community. This month we’re celebrating the rich sounds of Afro-Beat music, birthed by Fela Ransome Kuti! With our extended hours, Guests are also invited to check out our three exhibitions Black Power, Power in Print, and Unshackled Ink. And don't miss a special performance from a surprise guest! In addition, we're proud to announce that Jack Daniel'…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults