Friday, August 2, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
Summer at the Schomburg!
Join us for music and drinks in our beautiful courtyard. Exhibition galleries will be open late.This month’s First Fridays is hosted by The Jackie Robinson Foundation Alumni Association (JRFAA).
Established in 1973 by Rachel Robinson, wife of the iconic baseball player and civil rights leader, the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) is the nation's premier education and leadership development program. Transcending financial assistance, the Foundation equips its scholarship recipients with a comprehensive set of support services including internship placement, career guidance, and practical life skills, resulting in a nearly 100% graduation rate, more than twice the national average for minority students. The JRF Alumni Association (JRFAA), founded in 1986, includes over 1,400 graduates and is represented on the Jackie Robinson Board of Directors and Scholar Advisory Committees. The JRF alumni are both leaders in their professional fields and consummate ambassadors of Jackie Robinson's legacy of community service. For more information, visit our website at www.jackierobinson.org.
When & Where
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.
Each Friday in February, we’ll spotlight a special item from the collection. This year, we're taking inspiration from our brand new exhibition, Motown: The Truth Is A Hit with a music theme. Learn fascinating Black History Month facts and be entered to win tickets to Motown: The Musical on Broadway! Sign up here
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