With 11 million items illuminating the richness of global black history, arts and culture, the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is a powerful archive and epicenter of research and learning about people of African descent throughout the world. As the centennial of the Harlem Renaissance is being celebrated, and as the Schomburg Center itself nears the hundred-year mark, look inside City College’s 135th St. neighbor institution and discover living history around Harlem in honor of Black History Month.
Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau
Guests: Laurie Woodard, Assistant Professor of History and Black Studies at CCNY’s Division of Humanities and the Arts; Dean Schomburg, veteran broadcast journalist and grandson of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, for whom the Schomburg Center is named.
Recorded: February 19, 2020