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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Blvd, Harlem, New York City, NY 10037-1801
+1 212-491-2200
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National research library dedicated to documenting the experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world.
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515 Malcolm X Blvd, Harlem, New York City, NY 10037-1801
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

I get emotional when I think of our visit to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The name says it all, but to experience some of the most brilliant minds share their gifts and talents at a very special Langston Hughes poetry slam...More

Thank D J
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

The Schomburg Center is a branch of the NY Public Library system that dedicates itself solely to literature, art, music, history, and media related to Black culture. It is formally a research center where scholars and students from across the globe, and local New Yorkers...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2017

This Center for Research in Black Culture, part of the NYC Library System, has some very interesting exhibitions, most recently one on the Black Power Movement. It's easy to get to by subway. It's located a short walk from 125th Street, the commercial spine of...More

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Reviewed June 17, 2017

The draw to Harlem for me was the exhibit "Black Power". Easy subway ride from midtown hustle and bustle. And considering it is Part of the NY Library system the exhibit is free. An informative movie display on Blacksploitation movies and a room full of...More

Thank rivernan
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

Arrived to find the Dance Theatre of Harlem were holding a workshop/demo of some of their students. Wonderful performance by young dancers, male and female. Definetly want to see more. Beautiful restoration, and the staff are very helpful and friendly.

Thank Teenzone
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Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

Well unfortunately the center was undergoing a multimillion dollar renovation so there wasn't much to see. We looked through the black empowerment presentation on the iPads and was brief but informative background information. Will be back next year!

Thank Matthew B
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Reviewed November 30, 2016

The museum is currently being refurbished (inside & outside) so we did not get a full tour. We saw the available area and got cards at the gift shop. Staff was very helpful and professional.

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Reviewed February 28, 2016

Visited here while in NYC recently. I had found this place on line while looking for places to visit in Harlem. What an excellent resource for learning about black culture. The facility is part of the New York Public Library, so free. You may donate...More

Thank dese2
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Reviewed February 1, 2016

The event I went to on Slavery was interesting but not as advertised. People leaving early left and right. I stayed but quite dissatisfied. I've had enough college. Produce what you advertise.

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Reviewed August 18, 2015

After taking the Harlem Walk Tour, we visited this Center during Harlem Week. It has so much history housed in this space. Art exhibits, gift shop, videos of historical African American moments, research library and a host of extras you can only find here. To...More

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bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and
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