1. We are excited to launch our Fall 2014 program season. Join us for an an eclectic mix of conversations, screenings, and performances including the Schomburg’s most popular series: Between the Lines, Before 5, Talks at the Schomburg, First Fridays, Films at the Schomburg, and more.
Check out our complete Fall Calendar and register for our FREE events!

    We are excited to launch our Fall 2014 program season. Join us for an an eclectic mix of conversations, screenings, and performances including the Schomburg’s most popular series: Between the Lines, Before 5, Talks at the Schomburg, First Fridays, Films at the Schomburg, and more.

    Check out our complete Fall Calendar and register for our FREE events!

  2. Watch last night’s engaging and powerful conversation at the Schomburg Center: Between the Lines: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Zadie Smith.

  3. Tune in Wednesday, March 19, 2014 for: 
Between the Lines: Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche with Zadie Smith
This event is sold out but can be viewed online via LiveStream*
For more information about this event, click here.
*To use LiveStream you must login using Facebook or an email address.
[Photo Credits: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie by Ivara Esege, 2013; Zadie Smith by Dominique Nabokov, 2012]

    Tune in Wednesday, March 19, 2014 for: 

    Between the Lines: Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche with Zadie Smith

    This event is sold out but can be viewed online via LiveStream*

    For more information about this event, click here.

    *To use LiveStream you must login using Facebook or an email address.

    [Photo Credits: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie by Ivara Esege, 2013; Zadie Smith by Dominique Nabokov, 2012]

  4. New Date!
Join us on March 13 at 6:30 p.m. for a conversation between award-winning historian Sylviane A. Diouf and Pulitzer Prize winner Eric Foner about Diouf’s new book, Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons. 
In a preview of the talk, Diouf said: “One of my most surprising discoveries was the existence of maroons who have been completely overlooked. I call them “borderland maroons” because they settled in the woods and swamps bordering plantations. What is astonishing is that individuals, mothers with children, and entire families lived there for years in underground homes. Something else amazed me: the extent of the enslaved community’s solidarity without which the maroons could not have survived. The maroon experience was truly extraordinary and sheds new light on the larger slave resistance.”Free! Registration required.Photo Credit: Fugitive Slaves in the Dismal Swamp, Virginia by David Edward CroninNew-York Historical Society

    New Date!

    Join us on March 13 at 6:30 p.m. for a conversation between award-winning historian Sylviane A. Diouf and Pulitzer Prize winner Eric Foner about Diouf’s new book, Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons


    In a preview of the talk, Diouf said: “One of my most surprising discoveries was the existence of maroons who have been completely overlooked. I call them “borderland maroons” because they settled in the woods and swamps bordering plantations. What is astonishing is that individuals, mothers with children, and entire families lived there for years in underground homes. Something else amazed me: the extent of the enslaved community’s solidarity without which the maroons could not have survived. The maroon experience was truly extraordinary and sheds new light on the larger slave resistance.”

    Free! Registration required.

    Photo Credit: 
    Fugitive Slaves in the Dismal Swamp, Virginia by David Edward Cronin
    New-York Historical Society

  5. Between the Lines: Rebecca Walker

    Monday, January 27, 2014 6:30 – 8:00 pm

    Join us for the first installment of our author conversation series. Known for her memoirs, Rebecca Walker returns with a poetic debut novel, Adé, a transcendent love story turned tale of survival. Join Walker and award-winning author Veronica Chambers for a conversation about Adé, followed by a book signing.

    For more information and to register, visit our event’s page.

  6. Racial Subordination in Latin America

    diasporadash:

    Join Tanya Hernandez (Fordham University), author of Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law, and the New Civil Rights Response, in conversation with Paulette Caldwell (York University). Hernandez and Caldwell will take a comprehensive look at racial inequality in Latin America.

    Between the Lines: Tanya Hernandez and Paulette Caldwell
    Thursday, January 24 6:30-8 pm
    The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

    RSVP HERE

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    (Source: diasporadash)