With the recent announcement of the 2014 NAACP Awards nominations, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, one of the leading institutions focusing exclusively on African-American, African Diaspora, and African experiences, is proud to celebrate with those nominees that the institution holds close relationships with.
- Shola Lynch, a curator at the Schomburg Center who is nominated for her documentary film, Free Angela.
- Deborah Willis, a former full-time curator at the Schomburg Center who is nominated for her book, Envisioning Emancipation.
- Jeanne Thoeharis, a curator for the Schomburg Center’s discussion series, Conversations in Black Freedom, who is nominated for her biography, Rosa Parks.
- Chad Boseman, a former 6 year instructor for the Schomburg Center’s Junior Scholars program, who is nominated for his role as Jackie Robinson in the film, 42.
The Schomburg Center prides itself on the connections that it has built within its community over the last 85 years. It does not only serve as a research unit of The New York Public Library system, but also as a space that encourages lifelong education, exploration, and creativity. Congratulations to all of the nominees!