Black Cultural Organizations and Websites

The ill-treatment and exclusion of blacks in this country resulted in the creation distinct black organizations designed to support our needs and goals.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located in Harlem, New York is a research unit of The New York Public Library system. It is recognized as one of the leading institutions focusing exclusively on African-American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. Begun with the collections of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg more than 85 years ago, the Schomburg has collected, preserved, and provided access to materials documenting black life—in America and worldwide. It has also promoted the study and interpretation of the history and culture of peoples of African descent. Today, the Schomburg continues to serve the community not just as a center and a library, but also as a space that encourages lifelong education and exploration.

Check out these areas on the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture:

Research Collections

Digital Schomburg

Location:  515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801
(917) 275-6975

EH divider bar horizThe Amistad Research Center

The Amistad Research Center’s ties to the American Missionary Association (AMA) can be traced to the AMA’s roots in the coalition of abolitionists who came to the defense of the Amistad Africans. Under the banner of the Amistad Defense Committee, abolitionists and attorneys, with help from former President John Quincy Adams, took the case to the United States Supreme Court, which ruled that the Africans were free. The Amistad Committee evolved into the inter-racial AMA, which rose to the forefront of the fight for freedom and justice. The AMA founded hundreds of abolitionist and anti-caste churches and schools among African Americans, Native Americans, Puerto Ricans, Appalachian Whites, Asian Americans and Mexican Americans. Distinguished colleges and universities that emerged from these efforts include: Atlanta University, Berea College, Dillard University, Fisk University, Hampton University, Huston-Tillotson University, LeMoyne-Owen College, Talladega College, and Tougaloo College.

Located at Tilton Hall, Tulane University | 6823 St. Charles Avenue | New Orleans, LA 70118

(504) 862-3222 | FAX (504) 862-8961

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