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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10037-1801
(212) 491-2200

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Our Research Divisions have various hours. To see their operating hours, please click here: Research Collections. The exhibition galleries and The Gift Shop are OPEN Monday—Saturday.

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The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located in Harlem, New York is a research unit of The New York Public Library system. It is recognized as one of the leading institutions focusing exclusively on African-American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. Begun with the collections of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg more than 85 years ago, the Schomburg has collected, preserved, and provided access to materials documenting black life—in America and worldwide. It has also promoted the study and interpretation of the history and culture of peoples of African descent. Today, the Schomburg continues to serve the community not just as a center and a library, but also as a space that encourages lifelong education and exploration.

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Upcoming Events

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6:30 p.m. Talks at the Schomburg: Motown + Fashion
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
2 p.m. Before 5: Marjorie Eliot
Thursday, April 24, 2014
6:30 p.m. Visually Speaking: A Worldview from Guyana
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