Schomburg Connection

Booking plans for your fall 2016 calendar? Look no further than the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture!

From our #BlackPower50 dialogues exploring the Black Power Movement a half century later, to screenings of compelling films like the award-winning documentary, Chisholm ‘72 - Unbought & Unbossed (directed by our Moving Image and Recorded Sound Curator, Shola Lynch!), to captivating conversations with scholars, authors, historians, and artists including Laurent Dubois, blogger Luvvie Ajayi, opera singer Kathleen Battle, photographer Jamel Shabazz, and historian Keisha Blaine, the Schomburg has something to offer everyone.  
Check out our brand new fall 2016 program calendar

Please note that ticket registration for most our programs will not be available until two weeks before they are scheduled. We encourage you to visit and our website for a full list of our fall programming and don’t forget to circle back to the site to register and reserve your space once registration for the program is open. 

We look forward to seeing you!
Conversations in Black Freedom Studies- Fall 2016 Series Overview

This fall semester, the Conversations in Black Freedom Studies series will feature experts that will explore four critical issues: 1) the menace of white terror and criminal injustice against the black community in general and black women in particular; 2) the gift of Black and Puerto Rican Renaissance and the Northern organizing tradition from New York to Chicago; 3) The road from the war on poverty 50 years later to the criminalization of the poor under the mask of welfare reform; and 4) the new research honoring the militant role of black women radicals in the freedom struggle, featuring Gloria Richardson and Mae Mallory.

RSVP for the first program of the season, "Black Women and the Criminal Justice System," here
Black Power 50 Pop-Up Display
Currently on view

As part of our yearlong exploration of 50 years of the Black Power Movement (which includes our two-part digital exhibition), we’ve assembled a preview of what you can expect from our Black Power 50 exhibition, which will be presented in February 2017 in two galleries.  

This pop-up display is on view in our front lobby in the windows adjacent to the recently renovated Schomburg Shop. There you will find an introduction to the show, which includes provocative photographs that resonate with both the movement and its relevance in today’s political climate. 

Don’t forget to also take home our Black Power 50 card as a takeaway reminder of our expanded exhibition coming this winter!

Our now former Communications Intern and researcher extraordinaire, Kiani Ned, wrote about the significance of libraries in her own life—and interviews Michael Perry, Librarian in our Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, who shares important how-tos for researchers and scholars using the library.

Read the full post on our website.  

Jesús Ruiz, Ph.D Candidate at Tulane University and Short-Term Research Fellow at the Schomburg Center, writes about his first ever visit to the Schomburg Center's Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Division, and his elation over discovering rare gems in our collections, including the Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits Papers.

Visit our website to read the entire post.  
Schomburg Center programs and exhibitions are supported in part by the City of New York; the State of New York; the New York City Council Black, Latino and Asian Caucus; the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus; the Rockefeller Foundation Endowment for the Performing Arts; and the Annie E. and Sarah L. Delany Charitable Trusts.
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