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Watch! The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture was live May 8, 2018 for Between the Lines: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” a conversation delving into the significance of Hurston’s record of the life of Kossola, also known as Cudjo Lewis, one of the last known living survivors of the Atlantic Slave Trade; within the larger context of slave narratives, and the impact of Hurston’s training as anthropologist and ethnographer on her literary works of fiction and non-fiction.

Moderated by Dr. Cheryl Sterling, Associate Professor, Director of Black Studies Program at City College of New York; the panel included: Deborah G. Plant, Zora Neale Hurston scholar and literary critic; Glory Edim, founder of Well-Read Black Girl and editor of forthcoming anthology of black women writers (Ballentine Books); and Dr. Sylviane Diouf, an award-winning historian of the African Diaspora, author of Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship “Clotilda” and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America (Oxford University Press). Read more to watch this extraordinary conversation on a major literary event!

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Watch! Radical Reproductive Justice, in conversation moderated by journalist and editor, Linda Villarosa, along with book editors Loretta Ross and Lynn Roberts, and doulas Morgane Richardson and Rina Crane.

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Watch Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele in conversation with Akiba Solomon at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on January 16, 2018.

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Watch as The Schomburg Center presents a range of artists, cultural producers, and scholars to deliver a daylong read of James Baldwin.

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