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SCHOMBURG CENTER LITERARY FESTIVAL

The Virtual Edition

June 14 - 19, 2021​

The Schomburg Center Literary Festival: Reading the African Diaspora expands the center's long tradition of championing authors of African descent from across the globe and publications that celebrate Black history and culture. The day-long book festival has been reconfigured as a virtual festival taking place over six days as the Schomburg Center's doors remain temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Throughout the week, our featured authors and books will help us explore concepts of freedom, culminating on June 19, also known in the United States as Juneteenth, a day in 1865 marking freedom for enslaved people in Galveston, Texas.

SCHOMBURG CENTER'S BLACK LIBERATION READING LIST​

Explore essential titles selected by the Schomburg Center as it marks 95 years of collecting and preserving Black history, arts, and culture. Available on SimplyE and from the Schomburg Shop. The list includes books for adults, teens, and kids. 

#SCHOMBURGSYLLABUS ARCHIVE

 The #SchomburgSyllabus project aims to document 21st century global Black life by continuing the development of the #HashtagSyllabusMovement web archive collection and connecting today’s digital creations with the Schomburg Center’s historical collections. Founded in 1925 and named a National Historic Landmark in 2017, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the world’s leading cultural institutions devoted to the preservation, research, interpretation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diasporan, and African experiences.

EXPLORE DIGITAL SCHOMBURG

Relying on the expertise of distinguished curators and scholars, Digital Schomburg provides access to trusted information, interpretation, and scholarship on the global black experience 24/7. Users worldwide can find, in this virtual Schomburg Center, exhibitions, books, articles, photographs, prints, audio and video streams, and selected external links for research in the history and cultures of the peoples of Africa and the African Diaspora.

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