Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture information

New York City , USA
Street 515 Malcolm X Blvd at W 135th St
+1 212 491 2200
Getting there
subway 2/3 to 135th St
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Opening hours
10am-6pm Mon, Fri & Sat, noon-8pm Tue-Thu
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The nation’s largest collection of documents, rare books and photographs relating to the African American experience resides at this scholarly center run by the New York Public Library. It's named after Arthur Schomburg, a black Puerto Rican activist who amassed a singular collection of manuscripts, slave narratives and other important artifacts. Regular concerts, lectures and exhibits are held on-site.