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Fall Open House

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Fall Open House

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For all free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.
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The evening will including light refreshments, wine bar by Melba's, music by DJ Laylo -- blending hip hop, soul, latin, house, reggae, and afro-beat.

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Meet Schomburg Curators    and archivists of the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books; Photographs and Prints; and the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Divisions.

 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Meet the Schomburg Education team to learn upcoming school programs, professional development opportunities and teacher workshops.

6:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. Special performances inspired by The Schomburg Collects WPA Artists 1935-1943. Narration and musical selections by featured artists: performing artist Nora Cole, soprano singer Bridgett Hooks, gospel and opera singer June Townes accompanied by Dr. Gregory Payne.

6:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. Guided tours of Claiming Citizenship: African Americans and New Deal Photography curated by Rickie Solinger. The New Deal-era photographs illustrate a number of ways that African Americans took opportunities opened up by the New Deal to claim their status as citizens, in some ways laying foundations for the Civil Rights Movement. 

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
 A live conversation on Afros: A Natural Hair Celebration with photographer Michael July and author Ayana Byrd. Moderated by Imani Perry, Professor at the Center for African American Studies, Princeton University.

Presented in partnership with Harlem Arts Alliance with Harlem Arts Advocacy Week.



Have questions about Fall Open House? Contact Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

When & Where

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10030

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, is one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences. A focal point of Harlem's cultural life, the Center sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture.

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