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. 27, No. 2, July

Bill-O and the Fox: Linkage and Leverage in Postwar Harlem Politics, 1945-1950
In 1945, change was in the air. The war was over, and millions of Americans celebrated the two-front victory over fascism and the homecoming of their loved ones. And nowhere was the celebration bigger than in New York. The crossroads of the world welcomed...
Buffalo's Antebellum African American Community and the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850
On September 18, 1850, President Millard Fillmore signed the Fugitive Slave Law, the most controversial element of the Compromise of 1850. This law has been characterized as "one of the most shameful legislative measures in American history." (2) The...
"I Have Gone Quietly to Work for the Support of My Three Children:" African-American Mothers in New York City, 1827-1877
Phoebe Morris was born in New Jersey in 1820 and moved to New York City with her family in 1827, the same year that New York State abolished slavery. She had met her husband, Samuel Sisco, "sometime during the war with Mexico" and they had had four...
"I Have Gone Quietly to Work for the Support of My Three Children:" African-American Mothers in New York City, 1827-1877
Phoebe Morris was born in New Jersey in 1820 and moved to New York City with her family in 1827, the same year that New York State abolished slavery. She had met her husband, Samuel Sisco, "sometime during the war with Mexico" and they had had four children...
Rodney J. Carroll (2002). No Free Lunch: One Man's Journey from Welfare to the American Dream
Introduction by President Bill Clinton. One World Ballantine Books, NY. ISBN 0-345-45229-1.No Free Lunch is a memoir of Rodney Carroll's journey from growing up on welfare, to being President and CEO of the Welfare to Work Partnership. The story is compelling,...
Slavery in Oneida County, New York
INTRODUCTION Slavery could be Oneida County's best-kept secret. Many people who are particularly knowledgeable of local history, such as town historians and life-long residents, are completely unaware that the region witnessed the struggle of bondage....