Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Touring Harlem & the Schomburg with Doris G. Lango-Leak

Doris G. Lango-Leak discusses the Schomburg with AALCI Fellows.

On June 24, our group received the special opportunity of an impromptu tour from guide extraordinaire Doris G. Lango-Leak. She guided us around the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. And she made us aware of notable people and important historical landmarks.

I've met Sister Lango-Leak for years during annual visits to the African Burial Ground. She let me know that she gave tours of Harlem and various other locales in New York City. So what good fortune we had by bumping into her at the Schomburg.

Sister Lango-Leak is deeply knowledgeable about black history and particularly about people, places, and culture in Harlem. We'd take two or three steps, and she was informing us about some little known fact, or some useful bit of information, or a reminder about someone special who had walked the same streets that we occupied.

All our Fellows agreed that one of the highlights of our trip to New York City and perhaps for the summer was getting the opportunity to learn from this fountain of knowledge known as Doris G. Lango-Leak.

Visiting the Strand Book Store 
Visiting the African Burial Ground 
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