|Libraries and Museums contain artifacts that provide recorded |
documentation of human evolution and history.
|Libraries and Museums are sources of salvaging, recording, maintaining, and |
communicating information to a wide audience.
This site will attempt to provide links to both current and historical libraries
and museums to provide some method of evaluating how they are used to
influence the thinking and action of their respective audiences.
|All the usual reasons to love libraries
Libraries promote literacy, equity of access (generally free access) and
intellectual freedom. They are refuges for people who live the life of the mind,
gateways for those in search of knowledge and public spaces vital to healthy
communities. The internet and home computers allow each of us to work
and play in our own little boxes, not too differently from televisions, video
games and private book collections. Libraries celebrate the spirit of coming
together to share in the pursuit of knowledge.
So by all means, let’s scan away, but let’s not lose sight of why we built
libraries in the first place. The future looks as bright as a computer monitor,
but a failure to preserve our libraries would be a foolish waste of our
|The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The |
New York Public Library, is one of the world's leading research facilities
devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African
diaspora experiences. A focal point of Harlem's cultural life, the Center also
functions as the national research library in the field, providing free access to
its wide-ranging non-circulating collections. It also sponsors programs and
events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture.
... So many researchers from across the country, children from across the
city, and even scholars from around the world depend on the
However, the challenge to find funding that can cover our vast services
and patron needs remains.
If the Library weren't here…where else could students go to learn
safely, where they can get the full story of the history of people of
Looking ahead, I hope you'll help us make sure that if a student needs a
safe place to study, we can help them. That if a child needs help
learning to read, we can teach them. That if a curious mind is looking
for information they can only find here, we welcome them in with open
You cherish the books and services that the Library provides for free.
Please, give back by making a donation to the Schomburg Center of The
New York Public Library today. Every bit, even just $5, can make a
Thank you so much for your support.
Shayla L. Titley
Manager, Membership Programs (e-mail: 06/23/2014)
|When studying, we strongly recommend the use of a comprehensive
dictionary that will provide an accurate and complete definition and
historical reference of words to enable a more holistic 'higherstanding'.
For example, to evaluate the history of Israel, it important to know that
Moses (~1000-950 B.C.E.) would have been referred to as a Hebrew; but
Jesus of Nazereth (~0-33 A.C.E.), although of the same African heritage,
would be referred to as a Jew. With proper historical reference we are able
to see the recent (1948) European occupants of Palestine, referred to as
"Jews", have direct historical lineage to Europe, while in fact, the
indigenous descendants of the original Hebrew speaking people, have
direct lineage to Africa.
"for the word Jew which is someone of European descent and Hebrew
which is someone of African descent, i.e. the word Jew is dated after 538
B.C. and the word [biblical] Hebrew is dated 1665 B.C. to 538 B.C.
Furthermore, the term Eden is an English translation for Africa which
come from the word Alkebu-lan. [see Carl C. Nichols lecture series "The
Bible in Africa."] (1)
Source: (1) Kush, I. K. (2000). Enoch the Ethiopian. Brooklyn: A&B
Dynastical period represents a period of time in our human history
where Libraries, Museums, and Temples were representations of
knowledge, history, worship, and economical pillars of Kingship.