Update #2: Evaluating New Sources

Hello Everyone,

From June 27th to June 31st I visited Harlem, New York to conduct research at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in order to obtain more source material and background knowledge on the history of Hip-Hop, African-American social protest, and police brutality in America. I was fortunate enough to gather numerous resources during my visit and I have an estimated 15 new sources to read through before beginning the content analysis portion of my research. i was also fortunate enough to visit the Stephen A. Schwarzman building, which is the New York Public Library’s flagship research library. The Schwarzman building is an absolutely gorgeous building, which contains ample resources in topics related to general research. There, I was able to gather resources on content analysis methodology. After completing my library visits, I now have an abundance of new information read through, and I am looking forward to the process. I’ve attached photographs as well, so you can see what some of libraries and their exhibits.

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Update #1: Research at the Schomburg

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be conducting research at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture beginning on June 27th. I’ve spent the last few weeks of research scouring the research database in preparation ¬†for my visit. The Schomburg works in conjunction with numerous other New York Public Libraries, so I’ve compiled a list of resources from other branches which will be delivered to the Schomburg upon arrival. I’ve amassed a healthy list of titles ranging from a textbook on the #BlackLivesMatter movement itself, the significance of music in social protest, and handbooks on the methodology of content analysis. While researching at the Schomburg Center, I will also have access to special collections resources in the Resources and Reference Division as well as the Moving Images and Recorded Sound Division.

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