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Arturo Schomburg’s Information Legacy: A Discussion featuring Dr. Vanessa K. Valdes

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Join us in welcoming Dr. Vanessa K. Valdes, author of Diasporic Blackness: The Life and Times of Arturo Schomburg, as she discusses the curatorial and bibliographic significance of Arturo Schomburg's career. Arturo Schomburg was a Puerto Rican-born Afro-Latino historian, writer, and collector who dedicated his life to caring for African history and culture. Considered a pioneer of Black studies, his tireless activism has inspired scholars and activists worldwide. In 1926, the New York Public Library purchased Mr. Schomburg's remarkable, multifaceted collection that is today known as the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Mr. Schomburg’s books, manuscripts, and other items highlighting Black excellence remain invaluable. Don't miss this lively discussion on racial upliftment, archival justice, and information empowerment.


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