Arturo Schomburg’s Information Legacy: A Discussion Featuring Dr. Vanessa K. Valdes

Event Start Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 2:00 pm

Location: McKeldin Library & Virtual


The University of Maryland University Libraries and the College of Information Studies present, “Arturo Schomburg’s Information Legacy: A Discussion Featuring Dr. Vanessa K. Valdes.”

Join us in welcoming Dr. Vanessa Valdes, author of Diasporic Blackness: The Life and Times of Arturo Schomburg, as she discusses the curatorial and bibliographic significance of Arturo Schomburg’s career. Arturo Schomburg was a Puerto-Rican born Afro-Latino historian, writer, and collector who dedicated his life to caring for African history and culture. Considered a foundational figure in Black studies, his tireless activism has inspired scholars and activists worldwide. In 1926, the New York Public Library purchased Mr. Schomburg’s remarkable, multifaceted collection that is today known as the Schomburg Center for Research.

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