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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 19 August 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

Thank 347harveyh
Reviewed 17 June 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
Reviewed 17 March 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
Reviewed 27 January 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
Reviewed 1 December 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.

Thank SimiKingston_Jamaica
Reviewed 28 February 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
Reviewed 1 February 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.

Thank Zucc50
Reviewed 19 August 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

1  Thank glblackjeep
Reviewed 27 October 2014

Visited the Schomburg Center just before starting the Harlem Free Tour by Foot (separate but most Harlem tours seem to start here). It houses a research library, contemporary art exhibits, and a small but well-stocked gift shop. The art exhibits are small but one ("rainbow"...More

1  Thank M B
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Loved visiting for a panel discussion titled Sisters in the Struggle. Four local and out-of-town professors shared fascinating research in a packed auditorium.

1  Thank scampbell66
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has
played a vital role in the history of New York City.
Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new
businesses and developments go up next to local
institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood is
bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and
historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with
big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and
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