On Saturday, June 7, the Schomburg Corp sponsored a legislative breakfast. During the breakfast, Rep. Charles Rangel presented Council Member Inez Dickens with an award for her longstanding support of the Schomburg.
Tony Marx (president of the New York Public Library), Dr. Khalil Muhammad, Aysha Schomburg and Robert Jackson addressed the crowd of legislators. Also present were Congressional Black Caucus members Reps. Maxine Waters, Terri Sewell, Emmanuel Cleaver and Greg Meeks. Additionally, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Assemblymen Denny Farrell and Keith Wright, state Sen. Bill Perkins and Council Members Mark Levine and Daniel Dromm attended.