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The New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Receives Single Largest Individual Gift In Its History

“The New York Public Library today announced the single largest individual gift ever made to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. The $2.5 million gift from Ruth and Sid Lapidus will establish and endow the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Trans-Atlantic Slavery, the only facility of its kind based in a public research library. The Center – which will be housed within the Schomburg Center’s Scholars in Residence program – will focus on the interdisciplinary and transnational study of the slave trade, slavery, and anti-slavery pertaining to people of the Atlantic World.” (via NYPL)

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