Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library

Where is our historian to give us our side? Arturo asked.

By Carole Boston Weatherford Illustrated by Eric Velasquez Read by Ron Butler African American / Biographies & Memoirs / Children's Nonfiction / Historical English 10m Sell Sheet
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Description
									Amid the scholars, poets, authors, and artists of the Harlem Renaissance stood an Afro-Puerto Rican named Arturo Schomburg. This law clerk's life's passion was to collect books, letters, music, and art from Africa and the African diaspora and to bring to light the achievements of people of African descent throughout the ages. When Schomburg's collection became so big that it began to overflow his house (and his wife threatened to mutiny), he turned to the New York Public Library, where he created and curated a collection that was the cornerstone of a new Negro Division. A century later, his groundbreaking collection, known as the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, has become a beacon to scholars all over the world.