Wednesday, February 26 at 2 p.m. Women's Jazz Festival 2014
Mondays, March 10, 17, 24 & 31 at 7 p.m.
March is Women's History Month and at the Schomburg we mark this occasion with our Women's Jazz Festival. Now in its 21st year, Women's Jazz is our signature performance series. Singer, composer, producer, and activist Toshi Reagon returns to curate three of the four concerts. This year's lineup includes:
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Women's Jazz Festival 2014
March 10: The Blues Project
March 17: Spelman Jazz Ensemble
March 24: Meshell Ndegeocello
March 31: Carolyn Malachi
Saturday, March 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ellison at 100: Reading Invisible Man
The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture are pleased to announce a major collaboration celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of America’s greatest writers, Ralph Ellison. On Saturday, March 1, 2014—a century after Ellison’s birth in Oklahoma City—Ellison at 100: Reading Invisible Man will kick off a year of programs and initiatives celebrating the Ellison Centennial.
Ellison at 100: Reading Invisible Man is organized by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and The Studio Museum in Harlem with the generous support of the Ralph and Fanny Ellison Charitable Trust.
Wednesday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Talks at the Schomburg: The New Negro Renaissance Beyond Harlem
Join historians Davarian Baldwin and Minkah Makalani, editors of Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance Beyond Harlem, as they discuss their new book. This conversation will be moderated by Schomburg Director Khalil Gibran Muhammad.
Friday, March 7 at 6 p.m.
Join us as we bring Carnaval to the Schomburg with samba music and dancing, plus Brazilian fare from Brooklyn's Miss Favela. It will be a First Fridays you won't want to miss. Wear colors of the Brazilian flag and bring your dancing shoes!
Saturday, March 8 at 4 p.m.
Between the Lines: Jacob S. Dorman
Join us for a talk and book signing of Chosen People: The Rise of American Black Israelite Religions with author Jacob S. Dorman, Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Department of American Studies at the University of Kansas. Dorman will be in conversation with Josef Sorett, Assistant Professor of Religion and African-American Studies at Columbia University and interdisciplinary historian of religion in America, with a particular focus on black communities and cultures in the United States.
Thursday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Between the Lines
Award-winning historian and Curator of Digital Collections at the Schomburg Center, Sylviane Diouf delivers an in-depth look at who the maroons were in the larger context of resistance during American slavery in her book, Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons. Diouf will be in conversation with Eric Foner, Pulitzer Prize winner and DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. A book signing will follow the event.
Before 5: Bartlett's Familiar Black Quotations
Talk and book signing with Retha Powers about the new edition of Bartlett's Familiar Black Quotations. The 720-page volume contains 5,000 quotes that date as far back as Ancient Egypt and up to American slavery, Jim Crow, the Civil Right Era, and Apartheid to the present day. Powers conducted much of her research at the Schomburg Center.
Motown: The Truth Is a Hit
On view through July 26, 2014
This exhibition explores Berry Gordy's conception of the truth by tracing black music from its African roots through slavery, Jim Crow, the Great Migration, urban America, the Civil Rights and antiwar movements, up to the present.
Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution
On view through June 14, 2014
Funky Turns 40 , from the Museum of Uncut Funk, explores black animated characters and the impact they had on a generation of young people.
A Lighthouse in New York
On view through March 15, 2014
This exhibit commemorates 80 years since the founding of the Antigua and Barbuda Progressive Society.
Schomburg Center programs and exhibitions are supported in part by the City of New York; the State of New York; the New York City Council Black, Latino and Asian Caucus; the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus; the Rockefeller Foundation Endowment for the Performing Arts; and the Annie E. and Sarah L. Delany Charitable Trusts.
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