Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Black History Month: For 90 Years, Schomburg Center Steadfast In Its Mission

Long before black history became an academic discipline, it was cultivated by the New York Public Library.


Arturo Schomburg

Black History Month: Arturo Schomburg Raised Awareness About Contributions By Black People

He emigrated to Harlem at age 17 and began to amass his rare book collection — 5,000 pieces bought the New York Public Library in 1925.


US poet Maya Angelou reads a poem during a ceremony to present South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu of Cape Town the William J. Fulbright Prize for International Understanding on November 21, 2008 at the State Department in Washington.  (credit: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

New York Public Library Exhibit Commemorates Life Of Maya Angelou

Among the exhibition highlights are her correspondence with James Baldwin and Malcolm X. Other items include a handwritten copy of her memoir “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”


Portrait dated May 15, 1992, of African National Congress President Nelson Mandela taken during a press conference at the end of the first day of the Convention for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA). (TREVOR SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Nelson Mandela Retrospective On Display At NY Public Library

“The Struggle For Justice: Nelson Mandela, A Tribute,” will be on display through Dec. 21 at two locations.


El Diario's Marlene Peralta, WCBS 880's Steve Scott, 1010 WINS' Sonia Rincon, and CBS 2's Maurice DuBois at the Manhattan town meeting on June 6, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Affordable Housing, Fracking, Safe Streets And More: Manhattan Residents Talk Issues Join Town Meeting

1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon, CBS 2’s Maurice DuBois, WCBS Radio 880’s Steve Scott and El Diario/La Prensa’s Marlene Peralta were on the panel of local news reporters to listen to voters from Manhattan.


(credit: CBS 2)

Obama’s Second Inauguration Marks Significant Historical Confluence

The inauguration ceremony on Monday coincides with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and this year also marks 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation.