Lapidus Center Presents: Teaching Slavery

December 12, 2018 5:00pm – 6:00pm

ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing accessibility@nypl.org.

Join us in conversation with leading scholars and educators Manisha Sinha and Ebony Elizabeth Thomas about how teachers can and should help students understand slavery in U.S. history. Manisha Sinha is Professor of American History at the University of Connecticut and author of The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas is Associate Professor of Literacy, Culture and International Education with the Graduate School of Education at University of Pennsylvania and co-editor of Reading African American Experiences in the Obama Era: Theory, Advocacy, Activism.

Presented in collaboration with the Schomburg Center’s Education department.

FREE.
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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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First Fridays: Black Tie “Schomburg Angel” Holiday Edition

December 11, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Walter Mosley is the author of more than fifty critically-acclaimed books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. Mosley will discuss and read from his latest novel John Woman. A book signing will follow.

Read and discuss John Woman with the Schomburg Reading Circle at Countee Culleen Library on December 15.

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.

FREE

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

First Fridays: Black Tie “Schomburg Angel” Holiday Edition

Dec 7, 2018 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Schomburg Center is proud to present our 4th annual First Fridays “Black Tie” Holiday Edition. This year, we invite you to become a Schomburg Angel by joining us for our exclusive, annual holiday fundraiser. All proceeds benefit Schomburg Center archives, exhibitions & programs.

This special event will celebrate the spirit of giving, and our 94-year history of preserving and presenting global black history and culture through our vast archival collections that are accessed across the world. Ring in the holiday season at this lavish cocktail affair that includes catered hors d’oeuvres and complimentary glasses of champagne from 6 pm to 7 pm.

Groove the night away with beats by DJ Poison Ivy, the evening’s special guest host, Musa Jackson and his Angels, and our MC Dhalimu from Dhali’s Closet. We’ll also have a special surprise performance by Yaz Band.

With our extended hours, guests are invited to check out our current exhibitions Black Power!, Syncretic Vibrations and InHarlem Firelei Báez: Joy out of Fire. You’ll also be able to sign up for a Schomburg membership, become a Schomburg volunteer, and visit the Schomburg Shop—while networking and dancing the night away!

Suggested Dress Code: Holiday Chic!

Complimentary Goody Bag As Supplies Last!

Tickets are non-refundable and go toward donations for the Schomburg Center.

Ticket prices increase at the door.

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered tickets are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.

Fully accessible to wheelchairs
$25-$40 – Registration Required via SchomburgCenter.Eventbrite.com
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Location
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US

Black Politics & the Struggle for Justice in Sports

December 6, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm

ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing accessibility@nypl.org.

Black athletes raising their voices and taking a knee against injustice are under attack by the White House, commentators, coaches, and many fellow Americans. Three writers will examine the role Black male and female athletes have played in the long struggle against racism and injustice and the barriers and criticism they have faced for their politics. Professor Randy Roberts will discuss Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X. Professor Amira Rose Davis will preview her forthcoming book, Can’t Eat a Medal: The Lives and Labors of Black Women Athletes in the Age of Jim Crow. And, ESPN’s Howard Bryant will discuss The Heritage: Black Athletes, A Divided America and the Politics of Patriotism.

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.

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

Carnegie Hall Citywide: Billy Childs Quartet

October 22, 2018 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Pianist, composer, and arranger Billy Childs has performed with an honor roll of jazz luminaries that includes Freddie Hubbard, J. J. Johnson, Joe Henderson, and Wynton Marsalis. A highly sought-after composer, his music has been performed by a wide range of artists in the worlds of jazz, classical, and pop, including Yo-Yo Ma, Chick Corea, Renée Fleming, and Sting. As a recording artist, Childs has won multiple Grammy Awards; most recently, his album Rebirth won the 2018 Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album.

Cost: FREE; RSVP required: schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com 

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

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Bill Clinton & James Patterson / The President is Missing

June 4, 2018 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Please join President Bill Clinton and the world’s bestselling author, James Patterson as they discuss their forthcoming novel, The President is Missing, offering candid insights into their unique collaboration and research, as well as the timely and alarming issues their novel raises about our world today.

The President is Missing marks the first time a President has collaborated with a bestselling novelist on a work of fiction. The result is a powerful, one-of-a-kind thriller filled with details only a President could know, and the kind of suspense only James Patterson can deliver.

Cost: $35. Admission includes one pre-signed hardcover copy of the book.

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

More Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bill-clinton-james-patterson-the-president-is-missing-tickets-44578385150

 

 

 

 

 

Walking Harlem: The Ultimate Guide to the Cultural Capital of Black America

May 19, 2018 | 3:00pm – 6:00pm

The Schomburg Shop is hosting Karen Taborn and the launch of her new book from Rutgers University Press, Walking Harlem: The Ultimate Guide to the Capital of Black America. Walking Harlem is an illustrated guide of five different walking tours throughout Harlem, each revealing distinctly rich histories of the neighborhood through past and present landmarks.

The afternoon will include a short walking tour with the author which will begin and end at the Schomburg Center, followed by a Q&A and signing reception in the Langston Hughes Lobby.

Cost: FREE

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

More Info: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2018/05/19/walking-harlem-ultimate-guide-cultural-capital-black-america

 

Schomburg Center’s Theater Talks: Tarell Alvin McCraney and Donja R. Love (playwrights)

May 16, 2018 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Playwrights,Tarell Alvin McCraney and Donja R. Love will join us for an evening exploring the impact of black queer voices in theater and the power of diverse narratives to propel humanity forward. Tarell Alvin McCraney is an Oscar®-winning screenwriter of Moonlight and a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship Grant. His play, CHOIR BOY will make its Broadway premiere at the MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Donja R. Love is an Afro-Queer playwright, poet, and filmmaker from Philadelphia. He’s the recipient of the 2018 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award, the 2017 Princess Grace Playwriting Fellow. Love’s Sugar in Our Wounds has a 2018 World Premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Studio Stage II in June. @SchomburgCenter #SchomburgTheaterTalks

Cost: FREE. Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. First come, first seated. 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.

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

More Info: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2018/05/16/theater-talks-tarell-alvin-mccraney-and-donja-r-love

First Fridays: Black Fraternities and Sororities/The Divine Nine Edition

May 4, 2018 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm

African-American fraternities and sororities have a long tradition of championing education, service and empowerment on college campuses and in communities across the country. Join us on May 4th for a special First Fridays Black Fraternities and Sororities/The Divine Nine Edition, presented in partnership with members of the Deltas, AKAs, Zetas and the Kappas!

We’re calling all fraternity and sorority members and those who love them to come celebrate the history of the Divine Nine in the Langston Hughes lobby. Wear your paraphernalia and rep your organization as we dance to beats provided by DJ Sylk & WBLS’s own DJ Jon Quick. Our host for the evening will be Dhalimu from Dhali’s Closet.

With our extended hours, guests are also invited to check out our 3 exhibitions Black Power, Power in Print, and Unshackled Ink.

Dress Code: Rep your Greek Organization with your colors or letters!
#FirstFridays  #SchomburgCenter
21+ yrs Event

Cost: $0 – $10. Signature drinks and food will be available for purchase from Melba’s Harlem in the lower level in the American Negro Theater. 

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037
More Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-fridays-black-fraternities-and-sororitiesthe-divine-nine-edition-tickets-43665205806

Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: Abolitionism and Slave Resistance

May 3, 2018 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Resistance to slavery was the cutting edge of the Age of Revolution. These scholars are rewriting that history, from slave resistance at sea to Jamaican women’s self-emancipation and international abolitionism.

 

Sowande’ Mustakeem is an assistant professor in the Department of History and the African and African American Studies Program at Washington University in St. Louis. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Elon University after completing an independent major in African-American studies. She received her master’s degree in African-American and African studies at The Ohio State University in 2002 and earned her doctorate in comparative black history from Michigan State University in 2008.

Manisha Sinha is a professor and the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair in American History. She was born in India and received her Ph.D. from Columbia University where her dissertation was nominated for the Bancroft Prize. She was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal, the highest honor bestowed on faculty and received the Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award in Recognition of Outstanding Graduate Teaching and Advising from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she taught for over twenty years. Her recent book The Slave’s Cause was featured as the Editor’s Choice of the New York Times Book Review. Her first book, The Counterrevolution of Slavery, was named one of the ten best books on slavery in Politico in 2015.

Sasha Turner is the author of Contested Bodies: Pregnancy, Childrearing, and Slavery in Jamaica, which examines the struggles for control over biological reproduction and how central childbearing was to the organization of plantation work, the care of slaves, and the development of their culture.
She completed a Ph.D. at Cambridge University and is Associate Professor of History at Quinnipiac University where she teaches courses on the Caribbean and the African Diaspora, women, piracy, colonialism, and slavery. Her research on gender, race, and the body, and women, children, and emotions have been published in Journal of Women’s History,

Cost: FREE. First comet, first served. 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.

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

More Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conversations-in-black-freedom-studies-abolitionism-and-slave-resistance-tickets-45120096423