On May 19th,  the Schomburg Center celebrated birthdays of  Playwright Lorraine Hansberry (90th) and human rights activist Malcolm X (95th). Lorraine Hansberry was born in 1930 and Malcolm X in 1925. Each used words to expand, enhance, and challenge the conversation on how we see ourselves and how the rest of the world sees us.... Read More
DanceAfrica digital public programming has been especially created in response to the current world environment, with audiences seeking compelling ways to connect with their community and explore the arts from home. BAM’s longest-running and most beloved program is a community celebration, welcoming all to observe. The celebratory events will continue the series of unique digital experiences offered by Love from BAM.... Read More
Reel Sisters is marking its 20th Anniversary milestone with screenings and events at venues in Brooklyn and Harlem. Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series — the first Brooklyn-based festival to showcase films produced, directed and written by women of color — turns 20 year this October. October 21-22, 2017 1:... Read More
New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray, the Gracie Mansion Conservancy, NYPL President Dr. Anthony Marx, and other distinguished panelists for a discussion of Ann Petry’s masterful novel "The Street", the newest Gracie Book Club selection. Moderated by Schomburg Director Kevin Young, the conversation will explore the 1945 book that traces the life of a young black woman and her spirited struggle to raise her son amid the violence, poverty, and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s.... Read More
ROUTES, A Guide to African-American Culture