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Diasporic Blackness: The Life and Times of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg

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"Diasporic Blackness: The Life and Times of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg" delves into the remarkable journey of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, a Black Puerto Rican scholar whose profound dedication to preserving African diasporic culture reshaped our understanding of history. Born in 1874, Schomburg's zeal for knowledge propelled him from humble beginnings to becoming a pivotal figure in New York City's intellectual circles during the early twentieth century. His tireless efforts led to the creation of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a treasure trove of artifacts that underscored the global contributions of African peoples. Schomburg's life, intertwined with the movements for Cuban and Puerto Rican independence, offers a compelling narrative of resilience and advocacy, highlighting his influence on the Harlem Renaissance luminaries like Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston. This book provides invaluable insights into the intersections of Blackness and Latinidad, making it a must-read for those in adult education programs interested in education equity, racial justice, and indigenous rights. As we navigate the complexities of racial and cultural identity, Schomburg's legacy prompts us to reflect on how we can continue his work in our own communities.
Published by State University of New York Press on January 2, 2018
202 pages
ISBN: 9781438465142
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