Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

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The Schomburg Acquires Lost Chapter of Malcolm X Biography

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture purchased the unpublished section of “The Autobiography of Malcolm X,” titled “The Negro,” at auction for $7,000.

WATCH: A Big Debate About the Politics of Respectability

The Schomburg Center is hosting—and livestreaming—a debate about respectability politics at 6:30 p.m. ET. Randall Kennedy, a Harvard law professor and a strong defender of this unpopular brand of politics, will mix it up with Brittney Cooper and Mychal Denzel Smith. 

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Talks White Readers, Offers Black Literature Primer

Coates addressed his readership and preferred books during a public conversation with journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones last Thursday. 

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TONIGHT: Watch A Live Conversation With Ta-Nehisi Coates At 6:30 pm ET

The best-selling ”Between The World and Me” author and journalist will engage in a conversation on race and American political history at New York’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.