Afro-Americans in New York Life and History

A scholarly journal that presents original research on the life and history of African Americans in New York State. Issues such as race relations and racial attitudes are addressed. Includes reviews of books in the subject area. For students and academici

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 1, January 31

Autobiography as Self-Discovery and Affirmation in James Weldon Johnson's Journey, along This Way
Autobiography As Self-Discovery and Affirmation in James Weldon Johnson's Journey, Along This Way"It is the subject of a biography that commands attention, not the art nor craft that has gone into the writing of it."(Kramer, "Writing Writers' Lives,"...
From Black Liberal to Black Conservative: George S. Schuyler, 1923-1935
From Black Liberal to Black Conservative: George S. Schuyler, 1923-1935Since the early 1980's, the group of African American intellectuals labeled "Black Neo-Conservatives" have become a vocal component within the larger American conservative movement...
From "The Chapel" to the Buffalo Urban League
From "The Chapel" to The Buffalo Urban LeagueFormerly known as "The Chapel," the Buffalo Urban League's community center had an interesting origin. It began with church-related social services traced back to pre-Civil War agencies such as Hull House...
Interview with Olin Wilson: Charter Member, Steelworkers Organizing Committee, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Buffalo, New York
Interview With Olin Wilson: Charter Member, Steelworkers Organizing Committee,(1) Bethlehem Steel Corp., Buffalo, New YorkI first saw Olin Wilson many years ago. I was probably about twelve years old. My father, like Mr. Wilson, was a charter member...
Origins of the Michigan Street Baptist Church, Buffalo, New York
Origins of the Michigan Street Baptist Church, Buffalo, New YorkThe 1828 Directory for the Village of Buffalo listed 59 "Names of Coloured" heads of families. In 1832, when the City of Buffalo was incorporated, the city directory listed the names of...
Steven Watson, the Harlem Renaissance; Hub of African-American Culture, 1920-1930
Steven Watson, The Harlem Renaissance; Hub of African-American Culture, 1920-1930The decade of the Harlem Renaissance marked an exuberant period in American History. Significant developments in Harlem during this decade can be measured by the tremendous...
The B.U.I.L.D. Academy: A Historical Study of Community Action and Education in Buffalo, New York
The B.U.I.L.D. Academy: A Historical Study of Community Action and Education in Buffalo, New YorkThe B.U.I.L.D. (Build, Unity, Independence, Liberty, Dignity) organization was an east side community group first organized by Saul Alinsky's Industrial...