Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Salute to Mr. Schomburg

(January 24, 1874 –June 8, 1938)

Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, a.k.a Arthur Schomburg was a Puerto Rican American historian, writer, and activist who researched and highligted the contributions of Afro-Latin Americans and African Americans. So, Morphological Confetti celebrates the life work of Arturo "Arthur" Schomburg who is considered "The Father of Black History."  He is also the reason behind the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located in Malcolm X Blvd in New York City.  Unfortunately, I have never had the pleasure of visiting what many simply call "Schomburg," but I hope to soon.  Nevertheless, I give a huge thanks to Mr. Schomburg for taking the time to research what so many were willing to ignore and discount - the  history of Africans in the Americas.

Sources: wikipedia, New York Public Library, and MAAP

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