Friday, June 23, 2017

Schomburg Center: We are proud to serve as the world's #1 institution dedicated to Black history. I hope you will make a fiscal-year end donation.

As we prepare to begin a new fiscal year, we can't help but be grateful for all the support we've gotten from Schomburg Society members like you over the past 12 months.

Thanks to you, our exhibitions are more powerful and relevant than ever, our collection is more impressive, and our archives are more accessible.

We've shared some exciting news—the personal archive of James Baldwin has a home at the Schomburg Center, joining the collections of Maya Angelou, Paul Robeson, and other luminaries.

You can see why we are so proud to serve as the world's #1 institution dedicated to Black history and culture and why I hope you will make a fiscal-year end donation to help us make the most of this exciting acquisition.
Please make a special donation of $20 or more
From the 1950s until his death in 1987, James Baldwin loomed large as America's most prominent Black writer and intellectual. His novels and essays illuminated the African American experience, articulated a new vision of social justice, and powerfully explored inspired themes surrounding integration, class distinctions, and individuals' quests for acceptance in both post-war America and Europe.

The Schomburg Center will now be able to share James Baldwin's writings with a global community of scholars, while opening the life and works of this dominant literary figure to our many visitors.

As we celebrate this landmark acquisition and plan for the next fiscal year, we'd love to have your additional support. Please make a gift of $20 or more by June 30.

Because of your loyalty as a Schomburg Society member, this great institution has achieved new heights in our mission to showcase the contributions of people of African descent to the worlds of art, literature, theater, music, and diplomacy. Thank you so much for your support.


Kevin Young
Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

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