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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture [NY]

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is a research library which focuses on the lives, history, and cultures of individuals of African descent located throughout the world. Collections include more than 150,000 volumes and 20,000 African and African Diaspora artifacts, among a wide variety of other resources. Artists represented by the collection include Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937), the first internationally lauded African American painter, and Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000), who drew from Harlem for artistic influence.

The center offers research library access, research assistance, traveling exhibits, and a junior scholars program. The website offers virtual exhibits.