Join Us for Our Sixth Annual Schomburg Center Literary Festival Saturday June 15th!

Collection: Arturo's Legacy: A Global Community

The Wisdom & Stories of Maya Angelou at the Schomburg Center | The New York Public Library (nypl.org)

Black Women Writers in Arturo Schomburg’s Collection | The New York Public Library (nypl.org)

1924: A Year in the Life of Future Schomburg Center Founder Arturo Schomburg | The New York Public Library (nypl.org)

Slavery Ended in Puerto Rico 150 Years Ago. Examine the Island’s History from Former Spanish Colony to US Territory | The New York Public Library (nypl.org)

Explore Hip-Hop and Harlem at the Schomburg Center This Summer | The New York Public Library (nypl.org)

Four Fascinating Facts About Toni Morrison’s Ties to the Schomburg Center | The New York Public Library (nypl.org)

View a Pop-Up Display Honoring Harry Belafonte & Explore His Collection at the Schomburg Center | The New York Public Library (nypl.org)

Juan de Pareja, Afro-Hispanic Painter - The Metropolitan Museum of Art (metmuseum.org)

Sheroes in the Schomburg Center’s Collections | The New York Public Library (nypl.org)

The Exonerated Five: An In-Depth Look at Their Journey to Justice | The New York Public Library (nypl.org)

4 Occasions Arturo Schomburg Inspired American & African Diasporic Culture | The New York Public Library (nypl.org)

Schomburg Center Celebrates Hip Hop History Month | The New York Public Library (nypl.org)

Home - Arturo (Arthur) Schomburg Research Guide - Research Guides at New York Public Library Research Centers (nypl.org)



Schomburg Center Volunteer Is One of the Last Surviving ‘Black Angels’

Schomburg Center Volunteer Is Last Surviving ‘Black Angel’ | The New York Public Library (nypl.org)

Arturo Schomburg Featured in Jeopardy! Answer

Arturo Schomburg Featured in Jeopardy! Answer | The New York Public Library (nypl.org)


 Reflection and Remembrance: The African Burial Ground 30 Years After Discovery


"These bones are bones of the shoulders we stand on," said Cyril Innis Jr. He and fellow Schomburg Center volunteer Dr. Patricia Leonard are two of the many activists, elected officials, and community leaders who worked to save the African Burial Ground. Both look back at their work 30 years after its discovery.

We hold the papers of the Federal Steering Committee, which recommended how officials should proceed after unearthing the site in our collections. Read the full story.


The Black Comic Book Festival's 10th Anniversary

Save the Dates: The Black Comic Book Festival returns January 13—15, 2022. The event will include a mix of in-person and virtual events. #SchomCom2022 will mark a decade of bringing together animators, Blerds, bloggers, cosplay lovers, fans, families, illustrators, independent publishers, and writers. As the countdown to the 2022 festival begins, enjoy our six-part blog series














Blog Posts from A.J. Muhammad, Schomburg Center Research Librarian

There Are Many Kings But Only Once Prince:

BadddDDD Sonia Sanchez:

"Get Out" Reading and Viewing List:

Celebrating African Americans in Fashion:

Our Eyes Are On Zora Neale Hurston:






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