The New Yorker’s Tribute to the Schomburg Center for Research In Black Culture Is Everything

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The New Yorker recently unveiled its latest illustrated cover, and it’s gorgeous.

Featuring Kadir Nelson’s stunning “Harlem On My Mind” painting, the Feb. 16 issue pays homage to the Schomburg Center for Research In Black Culture.

Nelson said he wanted his painting to be “a stylistic montage” that honors “the great Harlem Renaissance painters: Aaron Douglas, William H. Johnson, Norman Lewis, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, Archibald Motley, and Palmer Hayden.”

Also included in the beautiful illustration are Black cultural giants Zora Neale Hurston, Malcolm X, James Baldwin, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, and the Nicholas Brothers.

3 thoughts on “The New Yorker’s Tribute to the Schomburg Center for Research In Black Culture Is Everything”

  1. This is a fantastic tribute to Harlem, to African American culture, to the artists and intellectuals, who drive, record, present and help to keep alive and kicking the traditions of our very creative people by one of the hippest American magazines.
    Dr. Al Fraser

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