Open Archive: Malcolm X

Feb 21, 2019 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Librarians and archivists will display selected items from our collections related to the civil rights leader, including never-before-seen handwritten letters and postcards, photographs, and the recently-acquired manuscripts of The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

Price: Free

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Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.

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Location
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US

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Talks at the Schomburg: Revisiting Alex Haley’s Autobiography of Malcolm X

February 21, 2019 6:30pm – 8:30pm

The Schomburg’s recently-acquired manuscripts of The Autobiography of Malcolm X include handwritten corrections and notes between Malcolm X and Alex Haley, and the full, unpublished chapter titled “The Negro.” Following personal exploration into the manuscripts, scholars will discuss these revelatory materials, and how they may shape a more authentic and accurate understanding of Malcolm X as a political thinker and pioneer of Black liberation philosophy.

Price: Free

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.

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Location
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US

Between the Lines: A Bold World by Jodie Patterson

February 11, 2019 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Join us for an evening with entrepreneur and activist Jodie Patterson to discuss her new memoir The Bold World with Tiq Milan, a media advocate and one of the leading voices for transgender equality. Patterson explores identity, gender, race, and authenticity to tell the real-life story of her family’s history and transformation. Inspired by her transgender son Penelope, we learn about Patterson’s children who act as a vehicle for growth and acceptance of her diverse family, and her experiences as a wife, mother, and, eventually, LGBTQI advocate.

Tiq Milan (Moderator) speaks and writes about intersectional leadership, transgender rights and racial justice. He shares stories of his life and how his transgender experience has informed his views on masculinity, race and the gender binary. He is currently the Co-Founder of Milan Media Arts Productions along with his wife Kim Katrin Milan. MAPS is content creation and consulting firm that is dedicated to creating narratives of queer people and their allies.

Price: Free

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.

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Location
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US

Open Archive: The Slave Ship

February 13, 2019 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Explore items from our collection of archival material related to an image that became an epochal symbol of Transatlantic slavery – The Slave Ship.

Presented in partnership with the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center.

Photo Credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. “Decks of a slave ship.” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1859. 

Price: Free

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.

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Location
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US

Making Black Lives Matter in New York City Schools

February 8, 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm

As part of the nationwide campaign, Black Lives Matter at School Week (Feb 4-8), this discussion will consider recent developments in education policy in New York City in relation to structural racism. Public school parent and award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones joins teacher José Vilson and high school student Xoya David to talk about what needs to change for Black Lives to truly matter in our schools.

Price: Free

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.

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Location
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US

Rethinking Black Women Freedom Fighters: Gloria Richardson, Louise Thompson…

February 7, 2019 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Too often, stories of women leaders within the fight for Black liberation are buried behind those of the leading men. This Conversation in Black Freedom Stuides program moves beyond the leading-man narrative by restoring the biographies of Louise Thompson Patterson and Gloria Richardson, and by examining women in the Nation of Islam. Join Ula Taylor, Joseph Fitzgerald and Keith Gilyard as they discuss how Black women negotiated racism, patriarchy, the U.S. class system, and a Cold War world, and forged their own dreams for freedom.

Price: Free

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early. 

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Location
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US

Langston Hughes Birthday Bash

February 1, 2019 6:00pm – 11:00pm

Join us as we celebrate Langston Hughes’s birthday at the Schomburg Center!

Known for his poetry and role in shaping the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes shared the richness and complexities of African American life with the world.

On Friday, February 1, we’ll celebrate Hughes’s 118th birthday with an exclusive VIP reception and special preview of our latest exhibitions, a performance celebration, a special “Langston Hughes” Birthday Edition of First Fridays, and much more. This is a party you will not want to miss.

Ticket prices include:

    • Langston Hughes 118th Birthday VIP Reception and Exclusive Exhibition Previews- $150 ($125 Schomburg Society Members)
    • Live On Langston: A Performance Celebration, and First Fridays: Langston Hughes Birthday Edition After-Party – $40 ($35 Schomburg Society Members)
    • First Fridays: Langston Hughes Birthday Edition After-Party – $25 ($20 Schomburg Society Members)

Dress Code: Harlem Renaissance Chic

All proceeds will benefit Schomburg Center archives, exhibitions and public programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

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Price: $25 – $150

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Location
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US

Chevalier de Saint Georges of Guadeloupe: Recital and Lecture

January 31, 2019 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Joseph Bologne (1745-1799), better known as Chevalier de Saint-Georges, is a historical figure of Guadeloupean descent who was a virtuoso violinist, conductor, and composer. He is known to have influenced composers Haydn and Mozart. He was also the colonel of the famous “Légion Saint-Georges,” the first all black military regiment in Europe where he fought for equality in the face of France’s Slavery Trade laws. 2019 marks the 220th Anniversary of his death.

Musicians from the Festival International de Musique Saint-Georges, will present a US preview concert and lecture of the music of Saint-Georges under the direction of Marlon Daniel, the festival’s Artistic Director and Music Director and Conductor of Ensemble du Monde.

This program is sponsored by Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board.

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.

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Location
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US

Arturo Schomburg Lecture and Conversation: The Lost Black Scholar

January 24, 2019 6:30pm – 8:30pm

The Lost Black Scholar: Resurrecting Allison Davis in American Social Thought tells the story of Allison Davis, one of America’s first black anthropologists and the first tenured African American professor at a predominantly white university. Davis’s groundbreaking investigations into inequality, Jim Crow America, and cultural biases of intelligence testing had lasting effects on public policy, including contributions to Brown v. Board of Education, the federal Head Start program, and school testing practices.

Join us for our annual Arturo Schomburg Lecture as Davis’s son, Gordon Davis, author David A. Varel, and Schomburg Director Kevin Young discuss how black scholars like Davis laid the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement by advancing American social thought.

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.

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Location
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US

Theater Talks: Black Theater Winter Preview

January 28, 2019 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Join us for an evening of conversation, commentary, and performance to celebrate the unprecedented number of black playwrights being produced during the 2018/2019 theater season.

Presented in association with NYC Black Theater Network and Walk Tall Girl Productions/Black Theater Online.

Photo Credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. “Man with pen” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1935 – 1939.

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.

More Info: 

Location
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US