NYPL Wire–The New York Public Library: Tyra Banks... →
nypl: Supermodel and library lover Tyra Banks stopped by our landmark 42nd Street building this morning, talking with us about how “libraries are insanely important.” Banks, who follows us on Twitter and wrote parts of her upcoming young adult novel Modelland in our Rose Main Reading Room,…
AMTRAK TAKES ''THE GREAT MIGRATION OF AFRICAN... →
The Great Migration Exhibit chronicles the journey of more than 800,000 African Americans from the South to the Northeast, Midwest and West via passenger and freight trains between 1910 and 1930. Amtrak decided to tour the exhibit after receiving numerous requests from both passengers and Amtrak employees who missed the exhibit this past May. The exhibit was designed with the help of the...
Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad in the New York Daily... →
New Online Exhibition: The African Diaspora in the...
Over the course of nearly 2,000 years, millions of East Africans, free and enslaved, crossed the Indian Ocean in their journey to distant lands, from Arabia and Iraq to India and Sri Lanka. In India, some enslaved men became navy commanders, regents, and princes and founded dynasties. The African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean World traces their truly unique and fascinating story of struggles and...
During this celebration of Ramadan, the Center would like to highlight one of its publications, Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Celebration of Black Prayer. The following prayer, accompanied by a photograph of Malcolm X, is on page 25: In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. Praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds, The Beneficent, the Merciful, Master of the day of...
Happy Birthday James Baldwin. Fast forward the video to 26:01 to watch Dr. Maya Angelou talk about her dear friend, James Baldwin.