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Welcome to the

SCHOMBURG CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN BLACK CULTURE

Where Every Month Is Black History Month

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, located in Harlem, New York, is a research unit of The New York Public Library system. It is recognized as one of the leading institutions focusing exclusively on African-American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. Started with the collection of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg more than 85 years ago, the Schomburg collects, preserves, and provides access to materials documenting black life locally, nationally, and internationally. It also promotes the study and interpretation of the history and cultures of peoples of African descent. Today, the Schomburg serves the community not just as a center and a library, but also as a place that encourages lifelong learning and inspires exploration.

New in January!

We are pleased to announce that for the first time in three years, the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division (JBHRR) will now be open on Mondays from Noon to 6 p.m. Starting January 6, 2014, be sure to come into JBHRR for reference, book delivery, Internet, microfilm, and copy services. SCHOMBURGCENTER.ORG 2


WINTER 2014

TABLE OF CONTENTS FREE PUBLIC PROGRAMS 4

VISUALLY SPEAKING

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FILMS AT THE SCHOMBURG

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BETWEEN THE LINES

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TALKS AT THE SCHOMBURG

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BEFORE 5

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SCHOMBURG ON LOCATION

TICKETED PUBLIC PROGRAMS 10

BLACK HISTORY MUSIC

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WOMEN’S JAZZ FESTIVAL

EDUCATION AT THE SCHOMBURG 12 BLACK COMIC BOOK FESTIVAL 13

FIRST THURSDAYS!

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JUNIOR SCHOLARS

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FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

FREE EXHIBITIONS 16 MOTOWN: THE TRUTH IS A HIT 17 FUNKY TURNS 40

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 18 SEASON CALENDAR 20 REGISTRATION INFORMATION

24/7 SCHOMBURG 21 DIGITAL SCHOMBURG 21

IMPORTANT CONTACTS

PLAN YOUR VISIT To register for our FREE events, please visit: schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com Guided tours are conducted Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is required at least 30 days in advance. To register for a guided or selfguided tour for a group of 15 people or more, please email: schomburgtours@nypl.org. Subscribe to our e-newsletter: nypl.org/schomburgnews

CONNECT with the Schomburg:

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Schomburg Center for research in black culture The New York Public Library

Take 2 or 3 train to 135th St.

515 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, New York 10037-1801


FREE PUBLIC PROGRAMS

VISUALLY SPEAKING

This conversation series focuses on the works and life experiences of photographers. Curated by Terrence Jennings and moderated by Grace Aneiza Ali.

MONDAY, JANUARY 13 AT 6:30 P.M.

KAMOINGE AT 50

If a photo is worth a thousand words, then you won’t want to miss Shawn Walker, Russell K. Fredrick, and June DeLairre Truesdale of the esteemed NYbased African-American photographers’ group, Kamoinge. Join them as they discuss Kamoinge’s 50 years of publishing and exhibiting as a collective.

THURSDAY, APRIL 24 AT 6:30 P.M.

A WORLDVIEW FROM GUYANA

Many contemporary depictions of Guyana and its people—whether via the image or the written word—continue to center on the exotic, the colonial, and the touristic. Award-winning photographers Nikki Kahn and Keisha Scarville will share their artistic visions and portfolios and explore their ongoing work to tell Guyana’s stories and to counter historic and contemporary stereotypes about the former British colony and its widereaching Diaspora.

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FREE PUBLIC PROGRAMS

FILMS AT THE SCHOMBURG

Spend an evening with us viewing groundbreaking films and documentaries on the global black experience.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 AT 6:30 P.M.

FILMS AT THE SCHOMBURG: Closure

Closure looks at transracial adoption through the story and two-year journey of A ngela, a n A f r ica n-A mer ica n woman, raised by a white couple, as she searches for her birth parents. Co-presented by Adoptive Families with Children of African Heritage and Their Friends (AFCAF/NY) and The Donaldson Adoption Institute. Co-sponsored by Families with Children from China in New York.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10 AT 6:30 P.M.

FILMS AT THE SCHOMBURG: Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer

Jamel Shabazz has documented urban life for more than 30 years and has covered the cultural growth of hip-hop in New York City since the 1980s. This film is a portrait of his life, career, and impact as a photographer, educator, and visual artist. Join director Charlie Ahearn (Wild Style) for a talkback with Shabazz.

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FREE PUBLIC PROGRAMS

BETWEEN THE LINES

This author conversation series focuses on recently published and culturally relevant tomes. Book signings follow all Between the Lines.

MONDAY, JANUARY 27 AT 6:30 P.M.

REBECCA WALKER

Known for her memoirs, Walker returns with a poetic debut novel, Adé, a transcendent love story turned tale of survival. Join Walker and a special guest in conversation about her new work.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 AT 6:30 P.M.

SYLVIANE DIOUF

Award-winning historian and Curator of Digital Collections at the Schomburg Center, Sylviane Diouf delivers an in-depth look at who the maroons were in the larger context of resistance during American slavery in her book, Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons.

THURSDAY, MARCH 13 AT 6:30 P.M.

CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

Join award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as she discusses her dazzling new novel, Americanah. Adichie, one of the leading contemporary voices of postcolonial literature, explores the themes of identity and globalization in this rich novel.

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FREE PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Our signature conversation series, Talks at the Schomburg brings together the best and brightest to discuss race, social justice, contemporary literature, and culture. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 AT 6:30 P.M.

Racial History of the American Criminal Justice System

Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, in conversation with Khalil Gibran Muhammad, author of The Condemnation of Blackness.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 AT 6:30 P.M.

The New Negro Renaissance Beyond Harlem Join historians Davarian Baldwin and Minkah Makalani, editors of Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance Beyond Harlem, as they discuss their new book.

THURSDAY, APRIL 17 AT 6:30 P.M.

Motown + Fashion

Join designer Emilio Sosa (ESosa), writer and fashion expert Michaela Angela Davis, and other guests in conversation about Motown’s impact and legacy in the world of fashion. Michael Dinwiddie, associate professor at the Gallatin School and current president of the Black Theatre Network, will moderate.

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FREE PUBLIC PROGRAMS

OUR POPULAR SERIES OF MIDDAY EVENTS, BEFORE 5 FEATURES WRITERS AND ARTISTS VIA A RANGE OF PROGRAMS SUCH AS TALKS, WORKSHOPS, AND LIVE PERFORMANCES.

WEDNESDAYS AT 2 P.M.

FEBRUARY 26

Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations

Talk and book signing with Retha Powers about the new edition of Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. The 720-page volume contains 5,000 quotes that date as far back as Ancient Egypt and up to American slavery, Jim Crow, the Civil Right Era, and Apartheid to the present day. Taking seven years to complete the book, Powers conducted much of her research at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

MARCH 26

Madame Walker and A’Lelia Walker

Join author A’Lelia Bundles for a conversation on Joy Goddess of Harlem, her forthcoming biography about her greatgrandmother, A’Lelia Walker. Bundles will also share rarely seen vintage photographs and memorabilia with a focus on A’Lelia Walker’s life, parties, friends, and arts patronage in Harlem.

APRIL 23

Marjorie Eliot

Enjoy an afternoon of jazz with Marjorie Eliot, the woman behind the legendary Harlem parlor concerts. The performance will be followed by a conversation with Eliot and a special guest.

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VOICES OF CRISIS

THE AMERICAN RACE CRISIS LECTURES, THE NEW SCHOOL, 1964 FEBRUARY 12–MARCH 6, 2014

Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries Sheila C. Johnson Design Center Parsons The New School for Design 66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, New York, NY This exhibition is produced by The New School Archives & Special Collections and presented by the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center

The Voices of Crisis exhibition, at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at The New School, will feature audio recordings of the American Race Crisis lectures, which took place at The New School in 1964. The original series, designed to bring students and the public closer to “understanding the Negro Revolt,” brought leaders of the Civil Rights Movement to the school. Luminaries included Martin Luther King, Jr., Roy Wilkins, James Farmer, Ossie Davis, and John Killens, among others. In time, the talks were forgotten. But now, after nearly 50 years of silence, the voices from this historic series will be presented to the public. The New School and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture present Voices of Crisis, a series of public programs that will explore race in America from 1964 to 2014. The New School, Tishman Auditorium | 66 West 12th Street | New York, NY

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 AT 6:30 P.M.

RELIVING THE AMERICAN RACE CRISIS

Join prominent artists and activists for a discussion about the last 50 years of individual struggles and the collective fight for racial equality in the United States and beyond. Participants will join Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad for an open-ended conversation.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 AT 6:30 P.M.

THE CRISIS CONTINUES

What is America’s Race Crisis today? How do influential members of past movements pass the torch to their contemporaries in the struggle for equality? Join notable activists from the last 50 years for a discussion about how race-based issues still play out in a range of American cultural and political arenas today, including education, housing, criminal justice, political economy, urban development, food access, and employment. Langston Hughes Auditorium, Schomburg Center

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20 AT 6:30 P.M.

X(CLUDED)

In late 1963, following his controversial comments on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X was disinvited from The American Race Crisis lecture series. Join a discussion with leading Muslim voices about their role in the struggle for racial and religious equality at home and abroad. SCHOMBURGCENTER.ORG/CALENDAR


TICKETED PUBLIC PROGRAMS

BLACK HISTORY MUSIC

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 AT 7:30 P.M.

Black History Music captures the spirit of the arrival of Africans in America through the Civil Rights Movement to the present day. It is a compelling concert of poetry and jazz by renowned poet, playwright, and jazz historian Amiri Baraka. Writer and poet Amiri Baraka’s ideas and art—especially as the primary architect of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s—have had a profound influence on the direction of African-American literature. Baraka was born Everett LeRoi Jones in Newark, New Jersey, and attended Rutgers, Howard, and Columbia Universities and The New School for Social Research. He has taught at several universities and founded the Black Arts Repertory Theater School in Harlem in 1964. His literary career began in 1958 when he founded Yugen magazine and Totem Press. Although Baraka started publishing in the early 1960s, he did not achieve fame until the 1964 publication of his play Dutchman, which was later made into a movie. Baraka also wrote a major social-aesthetic study of African-American music Blues People: Negro Music in White America. Co-produced by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the National Black Touring Circuit.

TICKETS:

 eneral Admission: $25; Members and Groups of 10: $20 G For ticket charge, call (888) 718-4253 or visit schomburgcenter.showclix.com

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WOMEN’S JAZZ FESTIVAL

MONDAYS, MARCH 10, 17, 24, AND 31 AT 7 P.M.

Toshi Reagon returns for the third year as Curator of three concerts of the Women’s Jazz Festival. Visit schomburgcenter.org/calendar for this year’s lineup. TICKETS:

$20 Members; $25 Non-Members For ticket charge, call (888) 718-4253 or visit schomburgcenter.showclix.com

I created “Celebrate the Great Women of Blues and Jazz” show thinking about the audience at the Schomburg. Whenever I was in the audience watching a show, I would be blessed to sit next to some serious music lovers and historians. They would tell me about seeing Billie, Ella, and Sarah—all the ladies we know by one name because they were so powerful. I wanted to do something to not only honor those artists, but also show respect and honor to those folks that helped nurture their careers and in turn gave birth to mine.—Toshi Reagon, singer/composer/producer/activist

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EDUCATION AT THE SCHOMBURG

BLACK COMIC BOOK FESTIVAL The 2nd Annual Black Comic Book Festival at the Schomburg Center celebrates the rich tradition of black comics in a two-day event featuring special events, panel discussions, film screenings, hands-on workshops, and exhibit tables with premiere black comic artists from across the country. For more information visit schomburgcenter.org/calendar. Admission is free for the public with registration: schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com. Fees apply for Exhibitors. For more information, please contact schomburgEd@nypl.org.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 AT 7 P.M. SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 AT NOON

The Junior Scholars Program, in collaboration with Jerry Craft (Mama’s Boyz), John Jennings (Black Kirby), and Jonathan Gayles (Georgia State University), presents the Black Comic Book Festival.

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FIRST THURSDAYS!

CONVERSATIONS IN BLACK FREEDOM STUDIES

Join Schomburg Education this season for a dynamic adult education series featuring a full lineup 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 Woodard (Sarah Lawrence College). Books from the series are available at the Schomburg Gift Shop! Reserve your seat: schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com.

FIRST THURSDAYS AT 6 P.M. FEBRUARY 6

SLAVERY, WHITE SUPREMACY, AND STRUGGLE IN AMERICAN EDUCATION with Craig Steven Wilder, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ansley

Erickson, Teachers College; and Jonna Perrillo, University of Texas, El Paso MARCH 6

SISTERS IN THE STRUGGLE: Sustaining Black Women’s Emancipation from Racism, Sexism, and Violence with Robyn Spencer, Lehman College; Mary Phillips,

Lehman College; Sherie Randolph, University of Michigan; and Emilye Crosby, SUNY-Geneseo APRIL 3

THE JIM CROW NORTH AND THE GLOBAL HISTORY OF SEGREGATED CITIES with Carl Nightingale, University of Buffalo; Karen Miller,

Laguardia Community College; and Matthew Countryman, University of Michigan MAY 1

THE BIOGRAPHY OF GLOBAL BLACK POWER POLITICS: Stokely Carmichael and Walter Rodney with Peniel Joseph, Tufts University, and Michael West,

SUNY Binghamton JUNE 5

EDUCATION FOR LIBERATION: How Parents, Teachers, and Students Organize for Self-Emancipation with Hasan Jeffries, Ohio State University; Charles Payne, University of Chicago; and Stefan Bradley, St. Louis University

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.’S LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL

The Schomburg Junior Scholars Program presents a theatrical reading of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail. This theatrical reading, as conceived by Artistic Director Shaun Neblett, portrays a group of high school students who must read and interpret Dr. King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail in order to fulfill their graduation requirements. As they strive to make sense of Dr. King’s 50-year-old letter, scenes from contemporary times illuminate their understanding and make the messages relevant for today. Will they pass?

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10 AT 10:30 A.M. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 AT 10:30 A.M. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 AT 6 P.M. TICKETS:

Tickets: $10. For ticket charge, call (888) 7184253 or visit schomburgcenter.showclix.com

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 AT 10:30 A.M. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 AT 10:30 A.M.

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CREATED EQUAL: AMERICA’S CIVIL RIGHTS STRUGGLE

Schomburg Education is proud to join the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and hundreds of cultural institutions across the country in a special programming series to mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. As part of the NEH’s Bridging Culture initiative, Created Equal uses the power of documentary films to spark public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in America. The films in the series tell the remarkable stories of individuals who have challenged the social and legal status quo of deeply rooted institutions, from slavery to segregation. This February, Schomburg Education will launch the series with two school day screenings and post-screening conversations during Black History Month:

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 AT 10 A.M.

THE ABOLITIONISTS

Recommended for grades 5-12

The Abolitionists chronicles the lives of leading individuals and institutions that inspired the shifting political, social, and religious landscape to call for the end of slavery in North America.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 AT 10 A.M.

THE LOVING STORY

Recommended for grades 9-12

The issue of race and marriage has a complex and storied history in the struggle for Civil Rights. The Loving Story examines the story of Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple who were married in the District of Columbia, where such unions were legal, and who were arrested after they moved to Virginia, where interracial marriage was a crime. Their Supreme Court case resulted in the nationwide invalidation of miscegenation laws. To learn more, please visit createdequal.neh.gov. SCHOMBURGCENTER.ORG/CALENDAR


FREE EXHIBITIONS FEBRUARY 1–JULY 26, 2014

Exhibition Hall

MOTOWN: THE TRUTH IS A HIT

Presented by Northern Trust, in partnership with Schomburg Center, Motown Museum, and Motown the Musical

Photos courtesy of the Motown Museum

Motown founder Berry Gordy is quoted as saying “The truth is a hit.” And in truth, Detroit’s Motown Records became the voice of an entire generation. Our upcoming Motown exhibition, The Truth Is a Hit seeks to explore Gordy’s notion of the truth by tracing black music from its African roots through slavery, Jim Crow, the Great Migration, urban America, the Civil Rights and Anti-War movements, up to the present day.

RELATED EVENTS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24 AT 6:30 P.M.

THEATER TALKS AT THE SCHOMBURG: Motown the Musical

Motown the Musical is the true American success story of Motown’s founder Berry Gordy and his journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, and so many more. Join the cast and production team for a conversation on the Broadway performance.

THURSDAY, APRIL 17 AT 6:30 P.M.

TALKS AT THE SCHOMBURG: Motown + Fashion

Join designer Emilio Sosa (ESosa), writer and fashion expert Michaela Angela Davis, and other guests in conversation about Motown’s impact and legacy in the world of fashion. Michael Dinwiddie, associate professor at the Gallatin School and current president of the Black Theatre Network, will moderate. See Motown the Musical—on Broadway motownthemusical.com 16


FREE EXHIBITIONS

FEBRUARY 5–JUNE 14, 2014

Latimer/Edison Gallery

FUNKY TURNS 40

F r o m 19 0 0 t o 19 6 0 , Hol ly wood ’s g reatest animators and biggest studios produced more than 600 cartoon shorts featuring black characters. These films reflected the racial stereotypes of the pre–Civil Rights Era, portraying blacks as less than human and as minstrel caricatures. It wasn’t until the late 1960s and early 1970s that Saturday morning television cartoons featured black animated characters in a positive and realistic manner. Our new exhibition, Funky Turns 40 from the Museum of Uncut Funk, explores these black animated characters and the impact they had on a generation of young folk.

RELATED EVENT TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 AT 6 P.M.

OPENING RECEPTION AND CURATORS’ TALK: Funky Turns 40 Get an insider’s perspective on the Funky Turns 40 exhibit from its curators, Loreen Williamson and Pamela Thomas, of the Museum of UnCut Funk.

FEBRUARY 1–MARCH 1, 2014

American Negro Theatre

THE DEEP SOUTH—THEN & NOW Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana

The Deep South—Then & Now showcases 25 contemporary images taken by photographer Kenneth B. Goldberg when he visited some of the landmark places of the Civil Rights Movement.

EXHIBITION HOURS: MONDAY—SATURDAY, 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M. TOURS: Guided tours are conducted Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is required at least 30 days in advance. To register for a guided or a self-guided tour for a group of 15 people or more, please email: schomburgtours@nypl.org.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS JANUARY

FEBRUARY

FRIDAY, JANUARY 3 AT 6 P.M.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 AT 6 P.M.

FIRST FRIDAYS

OPENING RECEPTION AND CURATORS’ TALK:

Funky Turns 40

MONDAY, JANUARY 13 AT 6:30 P.M.

VISUALLY SPEAKING:

Kamoinge at 50

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6

FIRST THURSDAYS: Slavery, White Supremacy, and Struggle in American Education

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16 AT 7 P.M.

CARNEGIE NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERTS: Alicia Olatuja

Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert Series is a program of the Weill Music Institute and is sponsored by Target.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7 AT 6 P.M.

FIRST FRIDAYS

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 AT 7:30 P.M.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 AT 7 P.M.

BLACK HISTORY MUSIC

General Admission: $25; Schomburg Society and Groups of 10: $20. For ticket charge, call (888) 718-4253 or visit schomburgcenter.showclix.com

BLACK COMIC BOOK FESTIVAL

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 AT NOON

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10 AT 10:30 A.M.

LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL

BLACK COMIC BOOK FESTIVAL

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10 AT 6:30 P.M.

FILMS AT THE SCHOMBURG:

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23 AT 6:30 P.M.

ARTURO SCHOMBURG ANNUAL LECTURE

Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 AT 6:30 P.M.

FILMS AT THE SCHOMBURG: Closure

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 AT 10:30 A.M.

LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL

MONDAY, JANUARY 27 AT 6:30 P.M.

BETWEEN THE LINES: Rebecca Walker

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 AT 6 P.M.

LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL Tickets: $10. For ticket charge, call (888) 7184253 or visit schomburgcenter.showclix.com

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 AT 10:30 A.M.

LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

For more information about individual programs listed below, please visit schomburgcenter.org/calendar and to register for free events, please visit schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 AT 6:30 P.M. Schomburg on Location: The New School, Tishman Auditorium

VOICES OF CRISIS: Reliving the American Race Crisis THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 AT 10 A.M.

THE ABOLITIONISTS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 AT 6:30 P.M.

BETWEEN THE LINES: Sylviane Diouf

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 AT 10 A.M.

THE LOVING STORY

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 AT 10:30 A.M.

LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 AT 6:30 P.M.

TALKS AT THE SCHOMBURG: Racial

History of the American Criminal Justice System THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20 AT 6:30 P.M.

VOICES OF CRISIS: X(cluded)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 AT 6:30P.M.

THE MALCOLM X MUSEUM ANNUAL COMMEMORATION OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE ASSASSINATION OF MALCOLM X / EL-HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ

For more information, please contact the Malcolm X Museum at (212) 340-8502. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24 AT 6:30 P.M.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 AT 2 P.M.

BEFORE 5: Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 AT 6:30 P.M. Schomburg on Location: The New School, Tishman Auditorium

VOICES OF CRISIS: The Crisis Continues... THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27 AT 7:30 P.M.

HARLEM OPERA THEATRE

Tickets: $40, Reception and Concert; $25, Concert only. Buy tickets at harlemoperatheater.org or call (212) 592-0780.

MARCH WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 AT 6:30 P.M.

TALKS AT THE SCHOMBURG: The New Negro Renaissance Beyond Harlem THURSDAY, MARCH 6

FIRST THURSDAYS: Sisters in the Struggle: Sustaining Black Women’s Emancipation from Racism, Sexism, and Violence FRIDAY, MARCH 7 AT 6 P.M.

FIRST FRIDAYS

MONDAY, MARCH 10 AT 7 P.M.

WOMEN’S JAZZ FESTIVAL Tickets: $20 Members; $25 Non-Members. For ticket charge, call (888) 718-4253 or visit schomburgcenter.showclix.com

THURSDAY, MARCH 13 AT 6:30 P.M.

BETWEEN THE LINES: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie THEATER TALKS AT THE SCHOMBURG: Motown the Musical SCHOMBURGCENTER.ORG/CALENDAR


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MONDAY, MARCH 17 AT 7 P.M.

WOMEN’S JAZZ FESTIVAL: Spelman Jazz Ensemble

DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER:

Tickets: $20 Members; $25 Non-Members. For ticket charge, call (888) 718-4253 or visit schomburgcenter.showclix.com

All public programs are FREE unless noted otherwise.

MONDAY, MARCH 24 AT 7 P.M.

Registration is required: schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com

WOMEN’S JAZZ FESTIVAL Tickets: $20 Members; $25 Non-Members. For ticket charge, call (888) 718-4253 or visit schomburgcenter.showclix.com

All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26 AT 2 P.M.

BEFORE 5: Madame Walker and A’Lelia Walker

For ticketed events, please call (888) 718-4253 or visit schomburgcenter.showclix.com

MONDAY, MARCH 31 AT 7 P.M.

WOMEN’S JAZZ FESTIVAL

For school programs, please email schomburgEd@nypl.org

Tickets: $20 Members; $25 Non-Members. For ticket charge, call (888) 718-4253 or visit schomburgcenter.showclix.com

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.

APRIL THURSDAY, APRIL 3

FIRST THURSDAYS: The Jim Crow North and the Global History of Segregated Cities

photo credits: page 4 Untitled Passports by Keisha Scarville. page 7 Rebecca Walker by David Fenton. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie by Ivara Esege. page 9 Piano by Mararie. page 10 American Race Crisis Lecture Series poster and photograph, 1964. Publicity Office records (NS.03.01.02). New School Archives & Special Collections, New York, NY. page 17 The Abolitionists: ©WGBH Educational Foundation/ Antony Platt; The Loving Story: Photo by Grey Villet. page 18 The Supremes and The Temptations Courtesy of the Motown Museum.

FRIDAY, APRIL 4 AT 6 P.M.

FIRST FRIDAYS

THURSDAY, APRIL 17 AT 6:30 P.M.

TALKS AT THE SCHOMBURG: Motown + Fashion WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 AT 2 P.M.

BEFORE 5: Marjorie Eliot

THURSDAY, APRIL 24 AT 6:30 P.M.

VISUALLY SPEAKING: A Worldview from Guyana

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SCHOMBURG 24/7

AFRICANS IN INDIA

From Slaves to Generals and Rulers iBook Download the free iBook and discover the unique story of the East Africans—many of them enslaved—who became generals, commanders, admirals, prime ministers, and rulers in India. For more information, please visit: nypl.org/point.

DIGITAL SCHOMBURG

Relying on the expertise of distinguished curators and scholars, Digital Schomburg provides access to trusted information, interpretation, and scholarship on the global black experience. Millions of users from more than 160 countries have visited our highly successful exhibitions. We hope that you’ll find the vast resources available at Digital Schomburg invaluable. Learn More: schomburgcenter.org/digitalschomburg

IMPORTANT CONTACTS ADMINISTRATION............................................................................schomburgadmin@nypl.org

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(212) 491-2206

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