Amid the scholars, poets, authors, and artists of the Harlem Renaissance stood an Afro-Puerto Rican named Arturo Schomburg. This law clerk's life's passion was to collect books, letters, music, and art from Africa and the African diaspora and to bring to light the achievements of people of African descent throughout the ages. When Schomburg's collection became so big that it began to overflow his house (and his wife threatened to mutiny), he turned to the New York Public Library, where he created and curated a collection that was the cornerstone of a new Negro Division. A century later, his groundbreaking collection, known as the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, has become a beacon to scholars all over the world.
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|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Carole Boston Weatherford has written numerous award-winning books for children, including Becoming Billie Holiday, which won a Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor, and the Caldecott Honor Winner Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, which also won an NAACP Image Award. She lives in North Carolina. For more information, visit cbweatherford.com.
Eric Velasquez earned his BFA from the School of Visual Arts. As a freelance illustrator, he has a body of work that includes over three hundred book jackets and interior illustrations as well as several picture books. He has also written and illustrated his own book, Grandma's Records. The son of Afro-Puerto Rican parents, he was born in Spanish Harlem, grew up in Harlem, and now lives and works in Hartsdale, New York.
Ron Butler is a Los Angeles based actor and voice artist with over a hundred film and television credits, which include playing everything from brooding doctors to screwball hipsters. A member of the Atlantic Theater Company, he won an Independent Filmmaker Project Award for his work in the HBO film Everyday People. He works regularly as a commercial and animation voice-over artist and has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks.