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. 25, No. 2, July 31

Adapting Cotton Comes to Harlem: From Inter- to Intraracial Conflict
Adapting Cotton Comes to Harlem: From Inter- to Intraracial ConflictDescribing his novels as the "most militant prose ever printed to condemn American racism" (qtd. in Hochkeppel 28), Chester Himes was inevitably disappointed with the penumbral adaptation...
Another Place, Another Promise, Another Paradise? Another Perspective on Black Migration, Promised Lands, and Paradises
Another Place, Another Promise, Another Paradise? Another Perspective on Black Migration, Promised Lands, and ParadisesLike other Americans, African Americans have ever been on the move. That is how blacks got to America to begin, after all. As in the...
Buffalo's "Prophet of Protest": The Political Leadership and Activism of Reverend Dr. Bennett W. Smith, Sr
Buffalo's "Prophet of Protest": The Political Leadership and Activism of Reverend Dr. Bennett W. Smith, Sr.IntroductionSince the Civil Rights movement that resulted in the enactment of the 1964 Civil Rights act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act, protest-oriented...
Constructing the Caribbean-American Family: The Influence of Middle Class Grandfathers over Their Grandsons
CONSTRUCTING THE CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN FAMILY: THE INFLUENCE OF MIDDLE CLASS GRANDFATHERS OVER THEIR GRANDSONSBlack males are said to be noted for their absence from the family and are often portrayed as irresponsible, failing to live up to the expectations...
Joe R. Feagin, Racist America: Roots, Current Realities, and Future Reparations
Joe R. Feagin, Racist America: Roots, Current Realities, and Future ReparationsDoes anyone in the United States today believe that racism, especially against African Americans, is embedded in almost all activities of the American people? That this malignant...
To Be an Instrument for Their Voices: Finding, Writing and Sharing Family Histories; A Case Study of One Woman's Search for Family Identity
To Be An Instrument for their Voices: Finding, Writing and Sharing Family Histories; A case study of one woman's search for family identityINTRODUCTIONMy name is Barbara Seals Nevergold. I am the daughter of Rev. Willie B. Seals and Clara Ellis Seals;-...