One of the Research Libraries of The New York Public Library, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African Diaspora experiences. The center provides free access to its wide-ranging research collections of more than 10 million items and sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture.
Expected to be completed in 2015, the National Museum of African American History and Culture was established in 2003 by an Act of Congress, making it the 19th Smithsonian Institution museum. It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, art, history and culture.
This organization seeks to record, preserve, and pass on the wisdom of extraordinary African American elders who have shaped American history through oral history interviews and educational and community outreach.
Devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream, the National Urban League spearheads the efforts of over 100 local affiliates across the country providing direct services like job training, home ownership and educational assistance.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.
This mentoring group works with youth who are considered to be at-risk, providing positive role models worthy of emulation and positive environments in which children can grow and thrive.