The Price of the Ticket: Collected NonFiction 1948-1985. James Baldwin
Guns, Germs & Steel by Jared Diamond & Grover Gardner (2001)
Debating Race: with Michael Eric Dyson, by Michael Eric Dyson. (2007), Civitas Books
Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life by Maxwell Maltz (1989)
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, (2011), by Manning Marable Penguin Viking
One Drop: My Father’s Hidden Life – A Story of Race and Family Secrets, by Bliss Broyard, (2007), Little, Brown & Co
Blues People: Negro Music in White America, by Imamu Amiri Baraka, (1999), Harper Collins
Baseball’s Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy, by Jules Tygiel, (1983), Oxford University Press
Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage, by William Loren Katz, (1986), Atheneum Books
.Dean Schomburg is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Fordham University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree with a major in African & African-American Studies. Dean completed his senior undergraduate year at Rutgers New Brunswick. He completed his Master's degree in Communication and Information Services at Rutgers University where he earned an Academic Excellence Award for placing in the top 10-percent of his graduating class.
Brooklyn born Dean (on-air name was Warren Dean) had spent his entire career as a radio news anchor. Before retiring in 2008 he spent the prior 14 years as a newscaster/writer with the Wall Street Journal Radio Network. He also hosted a network television program "Black Perspective on the News" in the early 1970's that originated at WHYY TV in Philadelphia and was carried by the Eastern Educational Network. He was a radio news anchor for the ABC Contemporary Radio Network headquartered in New York City and an on-air host at New York City classical radio stations WQXR and WNCN.
Dean is a grandson of noted bibliophile and historian Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, whose private collection of art and artifacts relating to the contributions made by people of color to civil society formed the basis of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, one of four research libraries of the New York Public Library system. He chaired the Government Advocacy Committee of the Schomburg Corporation, a non-profit which raises funds for the Schomburg Center. In his spare time (pre-pandemic) Dean enjoyed traveling to various points of the globe in pursuit of his love for jazz music. He attended jazz concerts ranging from Havana to Dubai and embarked on a yearly jazz cruise to the Caribbean, where he mixed with the musicians and played his flute and alto sax during the "passenger jams".
DEAN WARREN SCHOMBURG
Dean's reading short list
Pastor Argudin y Pedroso, a Cuban born artist, held a displat of his paintings at an exhibition at the Harmon Foundation, 140 Nassau Street, Manhattan, New York City in 1937. Mrs. William E. Harmon and others at exhibition of Spanish African American art. Viewers include Arturo (Arthur) Alfonso Schomburg (rear, center) Artist Richmond Barthe is seen among the crowd, and possibly also Beauford Delaney
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- For many, the Schomburg Center represents the heartbeat of Black history and culture in New York City.
Arturo Schomburg helped preserve artifacts that would have been lost to generations.
Old film shows Schomburg inside his namesake center at the New York Public Library, surrounded by the stacks of books and relics he amassed over the course of his lifetime. He was the resident expert and curator of his life's work, made available to the public in 1925.
Dean Schomburg discussed the life and legacy of his grandfather Arturo Alfonso Schomburg whose vast collection of black historical items was the basis for the creation of the New York Public Library center which bears his name.
Essex County College, Newark, N.J. February 18, 2010
By Dorothy Davis
A glittering array of celebrities appeared at the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, in Harlem, to celebrate the brilliant new online resource “In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience.” The exhibit tells the in-depth story of over five hundred years of African-Americans on the move. It tells about the thirteen separate African-American migrations, from the 1500s until today. Only two of them (The Transatlantic Slave Trade and The Domestic Slave Trade) were involuntary. Others included Haitian Immigration--18th and 19th Centuries, Western Migration, The Great Migration, Caribbean Immigration, and African Immigration.
What did Harry Belafonte, the famous actor, singer, producer and human rights advocate, have to say about “In Motion"
Harry Belafonte at the Schomburg Center 2005
“It gives us a chance to speak with some authenticity and authority about what our journey has been. Young students, young minds that are eager to know more about who and what we are as a nation and certainly as Africans will be rewarded amply by what they will experience on this website.”
What special message for teachers came from Dean W. Schomburg, a distinguished radio commentator and grandson of the Puerto Rican born Black Scholar, bibliophile and NYPL benefactor, Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, for whom the Center was named?
“Teaching is so important and so under appreciated. I would like to urge teachers to visit our new website, “In Motion”. It’s set up for them with lesson plans right on there. How much easier could it be? With kids you never know what will possess them. If you expose them to this website some of them may be inspired by it. Just let them know it’s here. Even if only one person in your class gets taken by it I’d be happy with that. That would be a wonderful thing!”
What did Paul LeClerc, President of The New York Public Library, have to say about the website?
“[It is] the single most extraordinary online version of a library that I think is possible, the best that is available in the world today.”
What did Congressman Charles Rangel have to say?
“I have shared [this] with members of the Congressional Black Caucus and I can’t begin to tell you how excited they are about this great project. The African-American is just one of the few people in this great country that if they were to give us a million dollars to go to our homeland we have no clue as to where to go. We don’t know what we would do without the Schomburg in shedding some light on who we are as a people. Where did we come from? Where did we anchor our culture and beliefs, including religious beliefs? What were our hopes and aspirations? It makes us all better persons to know who we are.”
What special message for teachers did Howard Dodson, Director of The Schomburg Center, have about the website?
“The African-American experience is a central part of America’s experience. Let’s hope that this resource will assist teachers in incorporating some of the missing pages of American history into their classroom experiences.”And what did 6th Grader Sam Howard, who attended the preview with his mother, Mamie Bittner, a Director at the Institute of Museum and Library Services, have to say about the website after he’d seen the preview? “That was really good!