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Collection: Arturo's Legacy: A Global Community

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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Diasporic Blackness: The Life and Times of Arturo Alfonso
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