Tuesday, January 8, 2013

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Dear Friend of the Schomburg,

Happy New Year! In 2013 we have many interesting programs and events to pique the interest of Schomburg Society members. Take the opportunity to attend a special members' exhibition preview, use your new Members' Benefit -- Discount Tickets to LIVE from the NYPL, learn more about the Center's collections and make unique connections with other Schomburg Society members.  

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Warm Regards,
Shayla Titley
Shayla L. Titley
Manager, Membership Programs

Talks at the Schomburg:

David Blight and Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Wednesday, January 9 at 6:30pm

Langston Hughes Auditorium 

One of the most forgotten elements of the Civil Rights Movement is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's efforts to get President John F. Kennedy to write a "Second Emancipation Proclamation." Take part in an engaging discussion between professor and authors David Blight and Khalil Gibran Muhammad as they discuss this fascinating history in celebration of MLK's birthday.

Free!  Register here

Jan 9 Talks Blight

Antislavery: Colonial Beginnings to Emancipation

James G. Basker, and David Blight, moderated by Khalil Gibran Muhammad

January 24 at 6:30pm

New-York Historical Society 

The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024 

(212) 873-3400

Long before Abraham Lincoln penned the Emancipation Proclamation, opponents of slavery employed every available literary form - from essays and plays to sermons and hymns - to wage a heroic battle. An expert panel reflects on the pioneering writers and thinkers, from the eighteenth century through Emancipation, who challenged social norms and whose revolutionary ideas helped overthrow a poisonous national institution.

Special Offer! Schomburg Society Members receive a special member's discount to this New-York Historical Society Event. Give the code SCHOM45 to receive your ticket for $18 (reg. $30).

To purchase tickets, please call the New-York Historical Society at (212) 485-9268.  


Members' Exhibition Preview

For Donors of $50 or more

Africans in India: From Slaves to Generals and Rulers

Wednesday, January 30 from 6 - 8pm

Latimer/Edison Gallery

Join Khalil Gibran Muhammad and curators Dr. Sylviane A. Diouf and Dr. Kenneth X. Robbins as we preview this exciting new exhibition from the Schomburg Center. Remarks by Her Excellency Ambassador Nirupama Rao of India.

To RSVP, please call 212-491-2250 or click here

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New Benefit: Save 40% on LIVE tickets

Schomburg Society Members now receive discounts to all LIVE from the NYPL events! Upcoming guests for the spring season include Sandra Day O'Connor, Junot Diaz, and Toni Morrison. 

Use SCHOMBURG in "Enter Coupon Code Here" at check-out to receive $15 tickets (reg. $25).   

Visit LIVE from the NYPL for more information. 

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