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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

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Organization Type: Public Libraries & Local Governments

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The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located in Harlem, New York, is a research unit of The New York Public Library system. It is recognized as one of the leading institutions focusing exclusively on African-American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. Begun with the collections of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg 92 years ago, the Schomburg collects, preserves, and provides access to materials documenting black life in America and worldwide. The Schomburg was a 2015 recipient of a National Medal for Museum and Library Service and in January 2017, the Center was named a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service, recognizing its vast collection of materials that represent the history and culture of people of African descent through a global, transnational perspective.

Today, the Schomburg continues to serve the community not just as a center and a library, but also as a space that encourages lifelong education and exploration.

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