The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Annouces Fall 2018 Season

 

 

Little Man, Little Man, by James Baldwin. Image courtesy of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will kick-off its Fall 2018 Season this September with The Queer Black Voice in Fashion on Wednesday, September 5th as part of Talks at the Schomburg during New York Fashion 2018 (September 6-14).

The Queer Black Voice in Fashion. Image courtesy of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Labor Day “Carnival” Edition will be part of The Schomburg’s First Fridays on September 7th, celebrating 70+ years of Caribbean Culture and History with the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA).

On Thursday, September 13th, Talks at The Schomburg will host Home to Harlem Talks: Little Man, Little Man by James Baldwin ~ the only children’s book ever penned by the author.  This book release and conversation will include readings and dialogue with Aisha Karla-Smart, Baldwin’s niece, and others.

Little Man, Little Man, by James Baldwin

Open Archive will present a curator-led tour by The Schomburg Center and The Studio Museum in Harlem on September 19th, of the collections and Wikipedia edit-a-thon with the Black Lunch Table inspired by archival materials highlighted in Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire. Librarians and archivists will display selections from the Schomburg’s collection of archival materials highlighting the lives and careers of Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Bennett, Katherine Dunham and other influential women.

Between the Lines will present Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop by Vikki Tobak on November 7th, taking readers on a chronological journey from old-school to alternative hip-hop, and from analog to digital photography.

Contact High: A Visual History of Hip Hop. Image courtesy of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Schomburg Open House: Passport to Black History on November 10th is an opportunity for the public to meet The Schomburg librarians, archivists, and curators ~ and get tips on creating a personal archive.

In a Schomburg Open House: Passport to Black History. Image courtesy of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Charles White’s Harlem and Charles White Amongst Friends on November 14th (1:00pm and 6:30pm) is a day not to miss. Navigate the four-decade career of this gifted painter, printmaker and draftsman. Schomburg Center librarians and archivists will display and discuss selected items from their collection of materials highlighting the people, places and organizations the artist encountered during his years in New York.

Image of the artist, Charles White, courtesy of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Schomburg annually recognizes World Aids Day, December 3rd, as part of Talks at the Schomburg. This year, along with community partners, there will be a discussion on the impact of HIV and AIDS within the global Black diaspora, and a commemoration for those who have died from AIDS related illnesses worldwide.

The listings above are just a few listings from the Fall 2018 Season. Check The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture website for the plethora of activities, events and talks planned for Fall 2018.

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, part of the New York Public Library, is located at 515 Malcolm X Blvd. (Lenox Avenue) at 135th Street, Harlem.  Tickets are Free and open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.

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