The month kicks off with a celebration of the Center's history with an "Afro-Latino Edition” Edition of First Fridays (February 2) that honors Arturo Schomburg's Afro-Latino heritage and dedication to collecting materials that celebrate the African Diaspora experience. Their Black History Month celebration continues with a Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert featuring Valerie June (February 5) and a screening of An Opera of the World (February 6). February 13 is a day-long celebration of Alain L. Locke with an open archive focusing on his Harlem Renaissance work and a book talk and signing featuring The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey Stewart. The month closes with a panel discussion about the Harlem Riot of 1964 (February 21), an evening of Bethann Hardison in Conversation with Harriette Cole (February 22), and Theater Talks: Theater-In-Black In Harlem (February 26).
Courtesy, New York Public Library
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd.Manhattan, NY 10037