Tag Archives: African-American History

“Live from the Columbia Archives” Discussion with Eric Foner Now Online

For anyone unable to attend Jan. 29th’s event, the inaugural “Live from the Columbia Archives” talk is now available for online viewing. Click below to watch Professor Eric Foner discuss his new book, Gateway to Freedom, and the remarkable archival document that helped him to rediscover the Hidden History of the Underground Railroad.

Sept. 8th, 6pm — A Panel Discussion with Former Gov. David Paterson and Leading Scholars and Community Organizers

political-memories-v4A conversation on libraries, government, and activism, with:

  • Former-Governor David Paterson.
  • Jim Neal, Columbia University Librarian.
  • Dr. Khalil Muhammad, Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
  • Ester Fuchs, Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science, SIPA.
  • Peggy Shepard, founder director of West Harlem Environmental Action.

    Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, 6pm.
    The Kellogg Center
    1501 International Affairs Building



ONLINE EXHIBIT– “The Unwritten History”: Alexander Gumby’s African America

Alexander Gumby

This online exhibit explores the efforts of Alexander Gumby to create a documentary history of African-American achievement in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.  An influential figure during the Harlem Renaissance, Gumby compiled a scrapbook collection of approximately 300 volumes in support of his project, filled with news clippings, photographs, pamphlets, handbills, original artwork, manuscripts, and ephemera, pages from which are on display here.