Arturo Alfonso Schomburg: A Guide to the Historian's Life

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Last updated: May 6, 2022 • 4 min read

Arturo Alfonso Schomburg was a noted historian, bibliophile, academic, and chronicler of the Black experience. He made it his life’s mission to seek out artifacts, historical records, and information about the history of Black people both on the African continent and throughout the African diaspora. Along the way, he championed social justice causes and independence movements.