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Joy Bivins was named the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in June 2021. Bivins first joined the Schomburg team in 2020 as Associate Director of Collections and Research Services. Joy has nearly two decades of experience in the cultural sector and previously served as the Chief Curator of the forthcoming International African American Museum, in Charleston, South Carolina, and the Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Chicago History Museum. She holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Cornell University.
The new director of the Schomburg Center for Research joins G. Keith for a conversation about the history of the Schomburg, the important collections, current and upcoming exhibits, and the importance of fundraising.