My very first in-person experience with an organized collection of African American art, music, and literature was during an inspiring visit to The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, located in New York City.
Visitor research is king at The Schomburg as the center houses an incredible number of items. You can easily comb through the Schomburg holdings. It helps if you know what you are looking for, however the searching experience can become a hidden gem and surprise filled treasure hunt.
Discover more in this revealing video episode 10 of 12 of the Black History Museums VIP Tour USA.
More in the video series:
The Northwest African American Museum in Washington video - Episode 1 of 12
The Idaho Black History Museum video - Episode 2 of 12
The Kansas African American Museum video - Episode 3 of 12
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute video - Episode 4 of 12
The Center for Civil and Human Rights Atlanta video - Episode 5 of 12
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture Charlotte video - Episode 6 of 12
The National Museum of African American History and Culture Washington, DC video - Episode 7 of 12
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History & Culture Baltimore Video - Episode 8 of 12
The African American Museum in Philadelphia video - Episode 9 of 12
The Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists Boston video - Episode 11 of 12
The DuSable Museum of African American History Chicago video - Episode 12 of 12