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Schomburg Center Names New Director


Photo by Terrence JenningsPhoto by Terrence JenningsNYPL recently announced that Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, a scholar of African-American history and faculty member at Indiana University, has been appointed as the next Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, effective July 2011. Dr. Muhammad will succeed Howard Dodson, Jr., who is retiring after leading the Schomburg for more than 25 years and cementing its position as the world's leading repository on the global Black experience.

"There has never been a more exciting time in the history of the Schomburg Center," said Aysha Schomburg, great-granddaughter of Schomburg Center founder Arturo Schomburg, President of the Schomburg Corporation, and Schomburg Director Search Committee member. "Without any doubt, Khalil has the skills and the passion to build on the legacy."

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