Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Libraryby Carole Boston Weatherford illustrated by Eric Velasquez
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This Afro-Puerto Rican collector made it his lifelong mission to document the richness of African American art and culture.
Artful Biography Written in Verse, Luminous Illustrations, Inspiring Real-Life Hero, Celebrating (and Protecting) African American Culture, Future Book Collectors
Topics and Themes:
Arturo Schomburg, Harlem Renaissance, New York Public Library, Books, Letters, Other Literary Collectibles, African American Studies
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When Schomburg’s collection became so big it began to overflow his house (and his wife threatened to mutiny), he turned to the New York Public Library, where he created a collection that became the cornerstone of a new Negro Division. A century later, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has become a beacon to scholars all over the world.