Founded in 1925 as the Negro Literature, History and Prints Division of the 135th Street Branch Library by Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the leading cultural institutions in the world devoted to the preservation of materials focused on African-American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. Recognized for its prominence in digital humanities, scholarly research, and vast collection spanning over 10 million items, the Schomburg Center won the National Medal for Museum and Library Service in 2015. Today, the Schomburg serves as a space that encourages lifelong education and exploration with diverse programs that illuminate the richness of black history and culture, and in 2017 it was named a National Historic Landmark.Make Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture part of your personalized New York City itinerary using our New York City trip itinerary planning app .
For more information, please visit www.schomburgcenter.org
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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Reviews
Whether its geology research or history and culture This is the place to visit in NY for all interested in Black History and Culture . Located in Harlem. Before we had genetic ancestry we had the Scho... more »
I'm a member of the Schomburg Library since before the new one was built as a child I would study in the original library on 135 St back in the 60s more »
---Still one of the best places for African-American historical research. Because of the many contributions of the writers and artists of the Harlem Renaissance this place feel like an on going shine to Black creativity and intellectualism; I will always visit THE Schomburg when I'm in the city!!!
Great Landmark. I think it is a great anchor or starting point for tourists who come to explore Harlem. Its also a backyard gem for locals( I've gone to see exhibits while waiting for scripts at the Hospital). The renovations were a great update. Exhibits are well curated and interesting. Contray to previous reviews staff have been relaxed and helpful. Bonus the gift store has some amazing books, pins and jewelry at fairly reasonable prices for quality and uniqueness.
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