New Museums and Exhibits, including some COMING SOON
Seneca Village existed from 1825 through 1857. It was located between 82nd and 89th Streets and Seventh and Eighth Avenues. Today, this area is part of Central Park.
Seneca Village was Manhattan's first significant community of African American property owners.
...The Smithsonian Board of Regents, the Institution’s governing body, named the members of the founding Council of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in December 2004...
...African American history is an integral part of American history and exhibitions at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and other museums have reflected the contributions of African Americans to this country. The establishment of this new museum within the Smithsonian does not mean that other museums will discontinue their African American exhibits, collections or programs. This new museum, however, will be the only national museum devoted exclusively to the "documentation of African American life, art, history and culture." It will include topics as varied as slavery, post-Civil War reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance and the civil rights movement...
The Bowne House
Friends Meeting House
Macedonia AME Church
More on their website at http://www.freedomcenter.org/ .
From the Schomburg Collection's website at http://www.nypl.org/press/schomburgbg.cfm :Other Resources
The Schomburg Center's collections first won international acclaim in 1926 when the personal collection of the distinguished black scholar and bibliophile Arturo Alfonso Schomburg was added to the Division of Negro Literature, History and Prints of the 135th Street Branch of The New York Public Library.About a 1996 exhibition at the Schomburg Center "Arturo Alfonso Schomburg - The Man and His Times" - http://www.nypl.org/research/calendar/exhib/sch/schexhibdesc.cfm?id=228
About the collections - "The Schomburg Legacy" - http://www.nypl.org/research/sc/WEBEXHIB/legacy/introtxt.htm