'Til We Free: The 19th Annual Junior Scholars Program Youth Summit

New York Public Library / Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture




Event Dates

Jun 12, 2021


11:00am - 3:00pm

New York Public Library / Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Join the Schomburg Center’s Junior Scholars Program for our 19th annual Youth Summit: ‘Til We Free.

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‘Til We Free is a multimedia project that reflects the Junior Scholars' yearlong exploration of African diasporic history, politics, literature, and art. This year’s program will be filled with youth-led projects in video production, theater, spoken word, visual arts, and playwriting. Join us!

About the Junior Scholars Program: One hundred youth from the New York City area, ages 11 to 18, are selected to participate in this uniquely designed free Black studies program at the Schomburg Center. Saturday sessions run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and use an inquiry-based and project-based approach to teach about black American history and the global black experience.  

Junior Scholars attend college-style lectures and presentations, engage in dialogue with adult scholars, participate in guided peer group discussions and activities, generate individual research projects and portfolios, and create collaborative media and art projects that grow from their intensive study based on the Schomburg’s vast collections, exhibitions, and educational resources.

Junior Scholars increase their historical literacy, expand their knowledge of who they are as intellectual, social, cultural, and artistic beings, embrace their legacy as African-American citizens, and learn of the lands and cultures of their prolific and trailblazing ancestors. Learn more.

This program will be streamed on Zoom. You can register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate or visit to watch the event live. Please check your email before the event to receive the link.