515 Malcolm X Blvd, at 135th Street, New York, NY
I'm considering teaching my Civil War theme again this coming semester, so it's time to check out some possible field trip venues with my Gotham friends!
Now's as good a time as any finally to visit the famous Schomberg Center up in Harlem, since they are presently mounting an exhibit called "Visualizing Emancipation". Here's a description from the website: "To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Schomburg presents 171 pre– and post– Civil War era photographs of enslaved and free black women, men, and children. The images record the presence of black soldiers and black workers in the American South and help the 21st century viewer reimagine a landscape of black people's desire to be active in their own emancipation."
How to meet us: The exhibit is in the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, located at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135 Street. I have never been here, so for now, let's meet just inside the front entrance, but out of people's way, at 11am. I will be holding my hand-scrawled MEETUP sign. If you're late, ask the guard to direct you to the "Visualizing Emancipation" exhibit.
Here are some directions from their own website:
By subway: Take the 2,3 to "135 Street"
By bus: Take the M7 or M102 to 135 Street.
Admission: No admission fee for this event. We do also have our own $1 fee to help defray the costs of maintaining this meetup group, payable to the organizer.