About the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture


Founded in 1925 and named a National Historic Landmark in 2017, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem is the world’s leading cultural institution devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. One of four research libraries of The New York Public Library and seeded by the collection of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg over 90 years ago, the Schomburg Center collects, preserves, and provides free access to materials documenting Black life locally, nationally, and internationally.   Learn more at schomburgcenter.org.



The Schomburg Education Department

The Schomburg Education Department provides high-quality learning experiences related to the Schomburg Center’s archival collections for students, educators, and people of all ages, by building on the long black community tradition of education for liberation. In our programs and activities, learners of all ages can gain new perspectives on black history, culture, and politics and can acquire skills of inquiry, critical thinking, creative expression, and social action. The Schomburg Education Department also works with all types of educators to share and develop best practices for teaching and learning.


Learn more at schomburgeducation.com.

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The Junior Scholars Program is a learning community that champions youth leadership, critical thinking, and creative expression through research, collaboration, and activism. Last year's culminating project was based on their study of Malcolm X, entitled: The By Any Means Necessary Project.

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The Teen Curators Program is a collective that answers the call for critical composition which centers histories of people of African descent through research, creative expression, curatorial practice and exhibition design. Their latest exhibition is entitled Nonlinear Pendulums: Voyage Through Infinite Blackness.

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A monthly discussion series featuring authors of new books in Black social movement and critical history, in conversation with each other and the audience.


The next event in the series will be on February 4th. See Eventbrite for details.

Click below to watch the latest in the series.