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African American Culture, History, & Arts: Collections
"The theme for 2022 focuses on the importance of Black Health and Wellness. This theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of knowing (e.g., birthworkers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists, etc.) throughout the African Diaspora."
Learn a new song for Black History Month! The Black National Anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing."
African American Artists
Bob Thompson's Tree(1962, oil on canvas) based on the fantastical, morally charged work
of Francisco de Goya, the Spanish master known for his scathing commentary
on the Spanish royalty and religious persecution in the late 18th century.
Horace Pippin, "School Studies"
Robert Torchia, “Horace Pippin/School Studies/1944,” American Paintings, 1900–1945,
NGA Online Editions, https://purl.org/nga/collection/artobject/72174 (accessed February 04, 2020).
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, one of The New York Public Library’s renowned research libraries, is a world-leading cultural institution devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences.