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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Black Art: Why The Artistic Commentary of John Jennings Is So Important

Sheena C. Howard | Posted 12.30.2015 | Black Voices
Sheena C. Howard

There is one artistic voice that stands out above the rest as pivotal to the national conversation around race, identity and social justice. That is the voice of John Jennings, visual artist pioneer and author.

Documenting Black Queer History of the 20th Century

Sheena C. Howard | Posted 09.24.2015 | Black Voices
Sheena C. Howard

Outside of the life and writings of mainstream names such as Bayard Rustin, Audre Lorde and James Baldwin, there are very little primary sources and first person accounts of what life was like for Black LGBTQ people during the time period of the 1950s and 1960s.

Discover The LGBTQ Archive That's Helping To Make Black Queer Lives Matter

Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The In The Life Archive (ITLA) at the Schomburg Center for Black Cultural Research in New York is bridging the gap between the LGBTQ and black communi...

On the "A" w/Souleo: Rev. Jesse Jackson Takes on Silicon Valley

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 02.21.2015 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

For anyone who thinks it is poor timing to host an economic summit focused largely on increasing diversity in Silicon Valley during a climate of protests against police brutality, here is a rebuttal: the two are connected, according to Rev. Jesse Jackson.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Groundbreaking Choreo-poem for colored girls... Turns 40

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 11.02.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

As Ntozake Shange prepares to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her seminal work, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is en...

New York Celebrates Lincoln and Emancipation But Important Things Are Missing

Alan Singer | Posted 11.25.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

The First Step to Freedom: Abraham Lincoln's Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, a traveling exhibit, is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

Countdown to Emancipation and the End of Slavery in the United States

Alan Singer | Posted 11.14.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

As we prepare to celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation, it is important to remember that some of our most prominent and honored Americans did not believe in human equality and rights for all.