Harlem Book Fair at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Harlem Book FairOnce again, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, located at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard @ West 135th Street, welcomes the annual Harlem Book Fair. The 13th edition of this event is set to take place on Saturday, July 23, 2011, 11am-6pm, but if you’re not in New York City this weekend you can kick back in the comfort of your own home and watch Harlem Book Fair and QBR panel discussions on C-span2 Book.TV where events will air on Saturday, July 23rd at 11am (ET), and Sunday, July 24th at 12am (ET). You’ll also want to download the full program and event details.


Book TV’s schedule and coverage from the 2011 Harlem Book Fair includes:

11:00 AM ET – Michael Lomax, President of the United Negro College Fund, “The State of African American Literacy”

11:40 AM ET – Panel: Manning Marable’s Malcolm X
Herb Boyd, co-author, Civil Rights, Yesterday & Today
Peniel Joseph, Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama
Zaheer Ali, former associate director of Columbia University’s Malcolm X Project
Sonia Sanchez, author and activist

1:05 PM ET – Panel: African American Economic History
Carol Jenkins, co-author of Black Titan: A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire
Julianne Malveaux, Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in Black Economic History.

2:30 PM ET – Panel: History of African American Humor
Larry Wilmore, I’d Rather We Got Casinos…and Other Black Thoughts
Mel Watkins, On the Real Side: The History of African-American Comedy
Sabrina Lamb, A Kettle of Vultures…Left Beak Marks On My Forehead
Jam Donaldson, Conversate Is Not A Word.

3:55 PM ET – Panel: African American History and Biography
Carla Peterson, Black Gotham: A Family History of African-Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City
Gregory Jones, Job: A Man for His Time, A Man for Our Time, A Man for All Time
Craig Williams, The Olympian: An American Triumph
Mark Johnson, Basketball Slave: Andy Johnson Harlem Globetrotter/NBA Story
Dan Charnas, The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop.

5:20 PM ET – Panel: Obama Administration
Wornie Reed, Yvonne Newsome, Hayward Derrick Horton, Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, and Deobrah King, contributors to Research in Race and Ethnic Relations, Vol. 16: Race in the Age of Obama
Johnny Hill, The First Black President: Barack Obama, Race, Politics, and the American Dream.