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Celebrate Women's History Month at the Schomburg's annual Women's Jazz Festival. 
Women's Jazz 2012---Buy Your Tickets Now!
Celebrate Women's History Month at the Schomburg's annual Women's Jazz Festival. This year's amazing lineup includes performances by Meshell Ndegeocello, Spelman Jazz Ensemble, Tamar Kali, Imani Uzuri, The Bernice Johnson Reagon Songbook, plus many more. All concerts start at 7 p.m.

Tickets: $20 Members; $25 Non-Members. For ticket charge, call 1-888-71-Tickets or 212-491-2206; or visit

March 19
Celebrate The Great Women of Jazz and Blues
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March 26
The Bernice Johnson Reagon Songbook
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Wednesday, March 14 at 6 to 8 p.m.
*New Date* Word Rapport: Harry Belafonte's My Song
Join actor, author, and activist Harry Belafonte as he discusses his new memoir, My Song, with Schomburg Director Khalil Gibran Muhammad.

Free! Registration Closed.
Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m.
Theater Talks at the Schomburg: Amanda Seales with Elon James White
The Schomburg is thrilled to present Theater Talks, a new series of conversations with those who bring the theater experience to life. Our first event features Amanda Seales, a self-described "Renaissance Woman," whose work spans art, music, and pop culture criticism. Culture critic Elon James White will speak with Seales about her exciting new one-woman show, Death of the Diva, which takes a humorous, yet critical approach to the portrayal of women in pop culture.

Free! For registration, click here.
Saturday, March 17 at 7 p.m.
Word Rapport: Stolen Images, by Raoul Peck with Didier Sylvain
Stolen Images, collection of screenplays from several of Peck's films including the award-winning Lumumba, critically engages political and economic dimensions of Haiti. Registration recommeneded.

Free! For registration, click here or call (212) 491-2040.
Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Word Rapport: Our Name Be Witness, Marvin K. White with Steven G. Fullwood
Fullwood, Project Director of the Schomburg's Black Gay & Lesbian Archive joins White, a poet, performer, playwright, visual artist, and community arts organizer, in a discussion of White's Our Name Be Witness.

Free! For registration, click here.
Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Word Rapport: ¡Venceremos?: The Erotics of Black Self-Making in Cuba, Jafari Allen with Steven G. Fullwood
Promoting the revolutionary socialist project of equality and dignity for all, the slogan ¡Venceremos! (We shall overcome!) appears everywhere throughout Cuba. Yet the accomplishments of the Cuban state are belied by the marginalization of blacks, the prejudice against sexual minorities, and gender inequities.

Free! For registration, click here.
Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m.
Talks at the Schomburg: The Intersection of Health Care, History and Justice
Join Professor Alondra Nelson, Jonathan Metzl, MD/PhD; and medical ethicist Harriet Washington for a conversation on race and health in America. These three noted experts on health care and distinguished authors will discuss how access to quality health care-or in far too many cases, any health care at all-often falls along racial lines and is an issue that activists, beginning with the Black Panthers, have been fighting for decades. Tickets: Members, Friends and Students, $10; Non-members, $15. For ticket charge, call 212-491-2506 or 1-888-71-Tickets; or visit
Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
NYPL's Youth S.T.E.M. Fair
Youth ages 10-18 are invited to activate their inner-techie at NYPL's Youth S.T.E.M. Fair! Come spend the day exploring science, technology, engineering, and math through fun hands-on activities and presentations by science based after-school programs, summer camps, museums, and more. Offered in conjunction with Schomburg Junior Scholars and NYPL's division of Teaching and Learning. To register, call (212) 491-2234 or email
March 31 at 7 p.m.
Carnegie Hall, Neighborhood Concert Series: Community Sing: Young People's Chorus of New York City
Fierce talent, sparkling enthusiasm, dynamic energy! Join one of the world's leading children's choruses in singing African American spirituals. FREE! Registration recommended: or call (212) 491-2040. Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concert Series is a program of the Weill Music Institute. Sponsored by Target. FREE! Call (212) 491-2040 to RSVP.

The Schomburg celebrates the life and legacy of influential human rights, labor union, and LGBT activist Bayard Rustin with three events in honor of his centennial. FREE!

Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Word Rapport: Must Resist: Bayard Rustin's Life in Letters by Michael Long with Mila Rosenthal
Human rights specialist Mila Rosenthal will be in conversation with author and professor Michael Long about his recent book.

To register, click here.

Saturday, March 24 at 4 p.m.
Films & Dialogue: Brother Outsider
Since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and its national broadcasts on PBS' P.O.V. series and on Logo/MTV, Brother Outsider has introduced millions of viewers around the world to the life and work of Bayard Rustin-a visionary strategist and activist who has been called "the unknown hero" of the civil rights movement.

To register, click here.

Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m.
Human Rights v. Civil Rights: Examining the Philosophy of Bayard Rustin
Bayard Rustin saw the larger issue of attaining social and economic equality, emphasizing broader "human rights" as being an essential second phase of the Civil Rights Movement. But after a burst of stunning advances in the legal equality of all Americans, the U.S. never moved beyond civil rights toward the acceptance of a broader human rights framework. To mark Rustin's 100th birthday, a panel of scholars and monumental advocates examine what kept the U.S. from embracing human rights using Rustin as a model, and what our society might do to move forward in the future.

To register, click here.
The Obama Presidency: A Look Behind the Scenes/Photographs by Pete Souza Chief Official White House Photographer
Latimer/Edison Gallery
Through June 2, 2012

From September 2009 through May 2011, Pete Souza was the chief official White House photographer, and captured colorful and poignant moments of the President's life. This exhibition of 56 of Souza's photographs forms a visual diary of nearly two years of President Obama's time in office. These photographs document the Commander in Chief's daily executive routine, which includes attending historic events and dealing with crises. Some of the images also offer a window into the lighter side of President Obama's personality, revealing his sense of humor and more private interactions with his staff, family, and friends.
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