In Our Season of Discontent, Count It All Joy is an exploration of the Black vernacular through photographs depicting gatherings, essential workers, pioneers, genius, and joy. Drawn from the archival collections of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Photographs and Print Division, these images are nestled inside NYC parks, where the vegetation makes it easier to breathe and provide a respite during quarantine. They offer a view of Black life that resists against the present and historical record of systemic racism and violence perpetrated against Black communities.
A Small Needful Fact by Ross Gay
Second Sermon on the Warpland by Gwendolyn Brooks
Nikki-Rosa by Nikki Giovanni
Journey Through The Secret Life of Plants by Stevie Wonder
The Sweet Flypaper of Life by Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes
Schomburg Center Black Liberation Reading List
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, one of The New York Public Library’s renowned research libraries, is a world-leading cultural institution devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences.
In Our Season of Discontent, Count It All Joy
Featuring: Various Artists
Curated by: Novella FordView Location Details Number 65 on the official photoville map Click to download this year's map St. Nicholas Park – 132nd Street and 139th Street
St. Nicholas Park – 132nd Street and 139th Street and St. Nicholas Ave,
Location open 24 hours