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Café Melo mirrors Harlem history with unique tribute
New York Amsterdam News, July 11, 2024

New York’s First Black Librarians Changed the Way We Read
The New York Times, July 4, 2024

Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute Returns After One Year Break
Black Enterprise, April 26, 2024

Crowds Expected at Black Comic Book Festival in Harlem
PIX 11, April 26, 2024

The Schomburg Black Comic Book Festival Returns
All Of It, WNYC, April 24, 2024

12th Annual Black Comic Book Festival returning to Schomburg Center
CBS News, New York, April 23, 2024

Here and Now
WABC-TV, April 14, 2024 (Begins at 14:32)

The Renaissance of Sculptor Augusta Savage
Our Time Press,  March 2024

The Women Who Run Harlem Major cultural institutions in the neighborhood are changing and more relevant than ever.
The Cut, March 27, 2024

New Film Spotlights Augusta Savage, Grand Dame of the Harlem Renaissance
Hyperallergic, February 29, 2024

12 Museums Across The Country That Amplify Black Culture And History, February 29, 2024

Langston Hughes and Griff Davis’s History-Making Friendship
Hyperallergic, February 25, 2024

‘The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Black Modernism’ Met exhibition recognizes contributions of Black artists
Columbia Spectator, February 24, 2024

These African American history museums amplify the voices too often left unheard
National Geographic,  Februray 5, 2024

A preview of the Langston Hughes-Griff Davis exhibit 
PIX 11, February 1, 2024

Schomburg Center transcribe-a-thon celebrates library’s founder
New York Amsterdam News, February 1, 2024 

 A Year in the Life of our Founder Arturo Schomburg. There is also a large photo of him on the right. The work of a Black studies pioneer is preserved at 'Transcribe-a-Thon'
Gothamist, January 26, 2024

Schomburg Center celebrates namesake's 150th birthday with Transcribe-A-Thon
CBS News, January 24, 2024

The New York Public Library honors the life of Langston Hughes in new exhibit
Time Out, January 23, 2024



Panelists Discuss the Significance & Necessity of Black Freedom
Caribbean Life, December 23, 2023

Photos: Leslie Odom, Jr., Kara Young and the Cast of PURLIE VICTORIOUS Celebrate Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee At Schomburg Center, December 21, 2023

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: Harlem Renaissance, Maya Angelou manuscripts, Steve Biko letters
Fine Books & Collections, Decemeber 2023

Arturo Schomburg, Black Studies, and Social Change
Black Perspective, September 28, 2023

NYC's Marking Time Exhibit Takes on US Mass Incarceration
Tag 24, September 25, 2025

'Marking Time' Exhibit Takes on US Mass Incarceration
Yahoo News, September 24, 2023

'Marking Time' Exhibit Takes On US Mass Incarceration
Barron's, September 24, 2024

Did You Know About This Afro-Latino Who Dedicated His Life To Preserving Black Culture?
Essence, September 21, 2023

Schomburg Center honors "Freedom To Read" for Juneteenth
CBS New York, June 16, 2023

At the Met, Juan de Pareja Is Revealed as More Than the Subject of an Iconic Velázquez Portrait
Art in America, April 17, 2023

A Familiar Face at the Met, Now in His Own Light
The New York Times, April 7, 2023

Nueva York libera el arte de Juan de Pareja, el pintor esclavizado por Velázquez durante dos décadas, April 4, 2023

Juan de Pareja, esclavo y aprendiz de Velázquez, el primer pintor afrohispano del que se tiene noticia
EL PAÍS,  April 3, 2023

New Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Explores Work of Enslaved Afro-Hispanic Artists
CBS New York,  April 1, 2023

Schomburg Center's Women's Jazz Festival
All of It, WNYC, March 1, 2023

Where to Get Free Education on Black History: NYPL's Schomburg Center
Positively Black,  WNBC New York, February 1, 2023

5 Destinations to Celebrate Black History Month
AARP, February 2023

Black History is American History: Schomburg Center, other institutions preserve New York City's story
CBS New York, February 1, 2023

Chuck D Unveils New Book at Schomburg Center
Genesis Publications, January 23, 2023



Here Are 6 Bookstores to Visit in NYC if you Want to Support More Black Authors
Texas Metro News, November 12, 2022

National Hispanic Heritage Month Is Incomplete Without Afro-Latino History
Time, September 15, 2022

Here's How To Spend 24 Hours In Black-Owned Harlem
Yahoo News, September 15, 2022

In Harlem, Gov. Hochul Pledges Millions To Renovate Schomburg Center
Patch | August 17, 2022

Celebrate Juneteenth at These Cultural Events Throughout NYC
Gothamist | June 17, 2022

How to Celebrate Juneteenth In New York This Weekend
Vogue | June 17, 2022

15 Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth in NYC
6sqft | June 17, 2022

Meaningful Events to Honor Juneteenth in New York City
Hyperallergic | June 16, 2022

Schomburg Center Literary Festival returns in-person to celebrate Black writers, culture
CBS New York | June 16, 2022

The Schomburg Literary Festival Re-Opens this Summer!
New York Trend | May 19, 2022

Black Liberation at the Schomburg Center
On Display | May 11, 2022

Director Joy Bivins & the Cultural Treasures in the Schomburg Center
What's Hot in Harlem America with G. Keith Alexander | May 6, 2022

Explore Rare Treasures from The New York Public Library's Collection
All Arts | April 22, 2022

Where to celebrate Women’s History Month 2022 in NYC
6sqft | March 8, 2022

Where to Learn About NYC’s Black History
Thrillist | February 18, 2022

Black History Month: The Life of Sculptor Augusta Savage
ABC 7 | February 17, 2022

Here and Now
ABC 7 | February 13, 2022

Black History Month: Grandson Of Arturo Schomburg Says Legendary Collector Would Be Amazed By Schomburg Center, But ‘The Work Is Not Finished’
CBS New York | February 9, 2022

New Yorker of the Week: Anthony Broadway
NY1 | February 7, 2022

Let Me Not Forget: Harriet Tubman’s Enduring Speculative Visions
Ms. | February 2, 2022

A Walking Tour of Harlem With Schomburg Center Chief of Staff, and Columbia Grad, Kevin Matthews
Columbia University Neighbors | January 28, 2022

How this Afro-Puerto Rican scholar became known as ‘the Sherlock Holmes of Black history’
Face2Face Africa | January 24, 2022

MLK Day: Schomburg Center's Director Joy Bivins
WNYC | January 17, 2022

The Schomburg Center’s Black Comic Book Festival Celebrates 10 Years
Gothamist | January 15, 2022

Schomburg Center hosts 10th annual Black Comic Book Festival
PIX11 | January 14, 2022

10th Annual Black Comic Book Festival Kicks Off Thursday
WCBS | January 13, 2022


2021 Highlights

A Cabinet of Wonders Opens Wide
The New York Times | December 28, 2021

The 2022 Black Comic Book Festival celebrates the show’s 10th anniversary next month
The Beat : A Blog Comic Culture | December 15, 2021

Traveling While Black: A NYC Exhibit On The Pleasure, Pain, And Pilgrimage
Travel Noire | November 24, 2021

Three Librarians on the Databases They Count On
Library Journal | November 22, 2021

Top 10 Secrets of Harlem, Manhattan
Untapped New York | Novemeber 2021

Period Rooms Usually Glorify the Aristocracy. With Its New Afrofuturist Room, the Met’s Approach Is Different
Artnet News | November 15, 2021

The Met Opens an Afrofuturist Perod Room Set in Seneca Village
The Cut | November 5, 2021

The Met's Newest "Period Room" Is a Reimagining of a Home in Seneca Village, Informed by Afrofuturism
House Beautiful | November 3, 2021

In ‘Before Yesterday We Could Fly,’ Visions of a Fictive Black Future Take Flight at the Met | November 2, 2021

Passing: On crossing the Color Line and Web extra: Passing and the disassociation from one's past
CBS News | October 24, 2021 

The Most Brilliant Bookshops in the World
Financial Times | October 23, 2021

Black America: Joy Bivins: Broadening the Diaspora
CUNY TV | September 17, 2021 

Your Concise Guide to Armory Week 2021
Hyperallergic | September 5, 2021

Happiness in Harlem
Columbia News | August 20, 2021

Harlem Week celebrates the life of the first black NYC mayor David Dinkins
AmNY | August 16, 2021

'Harlem Week' gala held in honor of former mayor David Dinkins
Eyewitness News,  WABC-TV | August 13, 2021

Is Afrofuturism the socio-political movement we’ve been building? | August 2, 2021

Schomburg Center Director Joy Bivins on Collecting, Serving the Public, and the Importance of Access
Library Journal | July 19, 2021

How a Champion of Black Culture Spends Her Sundays
The New York Times | July 16, 2021

Tower wall display featuring a red, black and green graphic saying Juneteenth, Celebrate Freedom, June 19Scenes From Juneteenth: America’s Newest Holiday, 156 Years in the Making
The New York Times | June 19, 2021

Making Meaning of Juneteenth
New York Daily News | June 19, 2021

Harlem's Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture Explores What Made Juneteenth Possible
CBS2 |June 19, 2021

Unsung Heroes: New Efforts to Share Stories of Emancipation on Juneteenth Holiday
CBS This Morning | June 18, 2021

9 Things to Do and See (Both In-Person and Virtually) for Juneteenth |June 17, 2021

Uncovering the History of Women-Led Slave Revolts
All of It |June 15, 2021

Curator Joy Bivins Is Named New Director of the Schomburg Center
The New York Times | June 4, 2021

George Floyd. Trayvon Martin. Sandra Bland. For many Black Americans, these deaths and others have caused lasting trauma
USA Today | May 24, 2021

The Black Woman Artist Who Crafted a Life She Was Told She Couldn’t Have
The New York Times | March 30, 2021

From Breakbeats to Books: Essential Titles in Hip-Hop | Collection Development
Library Journal | March 30, 2021

Little-known voices sing the history of slavery and resistance
The Washington Post | March 5, 2021

Arts In Society: Straight Down to the Bones
Boston Review | March 4, 2021

Harlem On My Mind: Abram Hill
Into America with Trymaine Lee | February 25, 2021

The Black Photographers Who Paved The Way For The World We Live In Now
BuzzFeed News | February 23, 2021

A look inside the Green Book, which guided Black travelers through a segregated and hostile America
USA TODAY | February 19, 2021

Harlem On My Mind: Jessie Redmon Fauset
Into America with Trymaine Lee | February 18, 2021

Heather McGhee, The Sum of Us & Michelle Commander, UNSUNG
Writer's Voice With Francesca Rheannon | February 18, 2021

Harlem On My Mind: Arturo Schomburg
Into America with Trymaine Lee  | February 11, 2021

New & Noteworthy, From Black Emancipators to Love and Desire
The New York Times | February 9, 2021

20 Powerful Black History Books to Add to Your Reading List
Good Housekeeping | February 4, 2021

Harlem On My Mind: Jacob Lawrence
Into America with Trymaine Lee | February 4, 2021

Black Women Who Have Run for President | February 2, 2021

Take This Month To Visit Black History Exhibits Online
Mashable | February 1, 2021

 Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition4 New Books To Read for Black History Month
Kirkus Reviews | January 31, 2021

AJC Bookshelf: Black History Comes To Life in Books on Slavery, Civil Rights
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | January 21, 2021

How to Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day From Home
Mashable | January 18, 2021


Teen Exhibition Reflects on Anthology of Black Women Photograph
Foto Femme United | January 10, 2021

2020 Highlights

Listen To Shirley Chisholm's Victory Speech Upon Becoming The First Black Congresswoman In U.S. History
Gothamist | December 18, 2020

Chadwick Boseman Remembered by New Yorkers Who Worked With Him
Spectrum News NY1 | September 3, 2020

This Year Will End Eventually. Document It While You Can.
The New York Times | July 14, 2020

Schomburg Center Releases ‘Black Liberation Reading List’ For Readers Looking To Learn More About The Black Experience
CBS 2 New York | June 12, 2020

Black Liberation Readings For All
WNYC's All Things Considered | June 12, 2020

Schomburg Center reading list fosters understanding of black experience
ABC 7 New York | June 11, 2020

Six Decades After the Banana Boat, Harry Belafonte’s Archive Sails Home
The New York Times | March 13, 2020

Granville T. Woods' Inventions Revolutionized New York Transportation
Spectrum News NY1 | February 27, 2020

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