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Past Programs

  • Maroons Revisited: History and Stories

    June 11

    Please note this event will not take place at the Schomburg Center.  It will be held at NYPL's 42nd Street location, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 5th Avenue at 42nd Street, New York.

    Secluded in the forests, the swamps and the mountains, or hidden at the borders of 

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  • First Fridays: Harlem Mecca Edition

    May 1

    The Schomburg Center and HarlemGo Media are proud to present a special "Harlem Mecca Edition” of First Friday, in celebration of our 90th Anniversary.  Combining DJ & live music sets, this edition of our popular monthly social gathering will celebrate great music from Harlem’s own 

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  • Challenging American Inequality: Historical Literacy Matters

    March 24

    Why have we traditionally looked to historical knowledge as a building block of democratic participation and a central component of what it means to be an American? How can history pedagogy be framed as a challenge to social and economic inequality? How do we reach young learners to appreciate 

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  • Conversations in Black Freedom Studies - Race and the Criminal Justice System: Political Prisoners, Resistance, and Mass Incarceration Part I

    March 5

    Schomburg Education presents this dynamic adult education series with a full line up of provocative scholars and community members committed to engaging dialogue about black freedom studies.  The Spring 2015 semester is curated by professors Jeanne Theoharis (Brooklyn College/CUNY) and Komozi 

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  • Conversations in Black Freedom Studies - 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Malcolm X: Malcolm X and Black Radical Women

    February 5

    Schomburg Education presents this dynamic adult education series with a full line up of provocative scholars and community members committed to engaging dialogue about black freedom studies.  The Spring 2015 semester is curated by professors Jeanne Theoharis (Brooklyn College/CUNY) and Komozi 

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  • 3rd Annual Black Comic Book Festival

    January 17

    The Schomburg Center’s 3rd Annual Black Comic Book Festival celebrates the rich tradition of black comix in a full day event featuring panel discussions, film screenings, hands-on workshops and exhibit tables with premiere black comic artists from across the country.

    The Schomburg 

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  • First Fridays:Black Male Edition

    January 2

    Join us for First Friday: Black Male Edition 

     

    This First Friday we’re honoring the Black male experience and masculinity in all of it’s forms as we celebrate our exhibition Question Bridge: Black Males. Question Bridge is an innovative trans-media project that 

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  • Junior Scholars Teen Talk: Mass Hallucination, Ill-Education

    December 20

    Calling All Youth Voices! You are invited to participate in a youth-led “Teen-Talk” with the Schomburg Junior Scholars and teens from across the country to address the ills we face on a daily basis, such as, Mis-Education, Bullying, Colorism, Police Brutality, School-to-Prison Pipeline, and 

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  • Estate and Gift Planning Seminar

    November 13

    Are you working on your estate plans or need to update them?  How can you best provide for family and loved ones while also supporting your favorite charities?  Do you understand the probate process or want to avoid it?  Are you confused by the continued estate tax changes?  Most 

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  • Question Bridge: Tell Your Story!

    November 10

    Join us for a recording session and be featured on questionbridge.com. The Question Bridge: Black Males’ team has been traveling the nation recording an incredibly unique conversation. Black voices are worthy of being heard and you can add your own story to this campaign. Come and we will 

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  • First Fridays

    November 7

    With our extensive collections, the Schomburg Center has played a pivotal role in preserving women’s history and we thrive off of the support of all groups within our community. This First Friday, we’re honoring femininity in all of its forms! Join us on Friday, November 7 for First 

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  • Conversations on Self Determination: God and Medicine

    October 11

    Investigate the contested past of Black bodies and Black souls. Speakers tackle the health effects of discrimination while linking wellness to African-American spiritual traditions.

    Moderators: Dr. Samuel Roberts, Director, Columbia University Institute for Research in African-American 

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  • Conversations on Self Determination: Funk and Jazz

    October 4

    Explore music as a soundtrack for social justice. Leading contemporary Brooklyn artists reflect on their art while revisiting the anthems that fortified and consoled the African-American-led struggle for desegregation and equal rights.

    Moderator: Una-Kariim A. Cross, artist, writer, and 

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  • Fall Open House & First Fridays: Black Mecca, Collective Memory

    October 3

    The Schomburg’s annual Fall Open House is an opportunity to sample some of the exciting programs taking place at the Schomburg - from guided tours and talks, to performances and live music. The evening will include light refreshments and wine bar by Melba's. Enjoy tours, extended hours in our 

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  • Conversations in Black Freedom Studies:Education for Liberation and Freedom Schooling

    October 2

    Join Schomburg Education this fall for its dynamic adult education series featuring a full line up of provocative scholars and community members committed to engaging dialogue about black freedom studies.  This semester is curated by professors Jeanne Theoharis (Brooklyn College) and Komozi Read More ›
  • Conversations on Self-Determination: Black Radical Brooklyn: Past, Present, and Future

    September 27

    Hear how four artworks came to life. Listen as artists and community partners reflect on two years of making art that explores local sites of self-determination, yesterday and today.

    Moderators: Rashida Bumbray, Independent Curator; Rylee Eterginoso, Curator, Weeksville Heritage 

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  • "Celebrate Sonia!" The 80th Birthday Celebration for Sonia Sanchez

    September 19

    The Center for Black Literature, AKILA WORKSONGS, African Voices Magazine, Arts+Crafts, Inc., and the Schomburg Center for Research present a special birthday party for the beloved world renowned poet, humanitarian, scholar, and activist Sonia Sanchez.

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  • Schomburg Members' Exhibition Preview

    September 17

    Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director invites you to The Schomburg Society Exhibition Previewi found god in myself & Question Bridge: Black Males

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  • A Celebration of the Life of Maya Angelou

    September 12

  • First Fridays

    September 5

    Our popular monthly social gathering features live music, signature drinks, and extended viewing hours in our galleries.   


    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 

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