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. 16, No. 1, January 31

Anthony M. Platt, E. Franklin Frazier Reconsidered
Anthony M. Platt, E. Franklin Frazier ReconsideredIn his timely biography of E. Franklin Frazier, Anthony M. Platt, a professor of social work at California State University at Sacramento, has attempted to challenge two contradictory myths which have...
Baseball's John Fowler: The 1887 Season in Binghamton, New York
Baseball's John Fowler: The 1887 Season in Binghamton, New YorkIn selecting our men we have given special attention to ball playing and deportment; and believe by this combination of good character and ball playing we have a lot of fellows that stand...
Black Baseball in New York State's Capital District, 1907-1950
Black Baseball in New York State's Capital District, 1907-1950INTRODUCTIONFor more than forty years before Jackie Robinson began thrilling the nation's major league baseball crowds with his crafty batsmanship and daring baserunning, New York State's...
Central and Western New York and the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850
Central and Western New York and the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850Many historians have written of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 and the North's blatant noncompliance with the new law, yet virtually none of the standard works of the era have attempted to...
Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., Ed., African Americans and the Rise of Buffalo's Post-Industrial City, 1940 - Present, Volumes 1 & 2
Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., ed., African Americans and the Rise of Buffalo's Post-Industrial City, 1940 - Present, Volumes 1 & 2In 1899 when W.E.B. DuBois published his landmark study, The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study, he in part hoped that revealing...
The Allen A.M.E. Church, Jamaica, NY, 1834-1900; the Role of the Black Church in a Developing 19th Century Community
The Allen A.M.E. Church, Jamaica, NY, 1834-1900; The Role of the Black Church in a Developing 19th Century CommunityThe black church, historically, has been the fundamental center of spiritual strength and community development in the black community....