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. 28, No. 1, January

Correspondence between the Reverend J. Edward Nash, Sr., Pastor, Michigan Street Baptist Church, Buffalo, NY and African-American Soldiers during World War II
There is little else that compares to the personal magnitude of a letter. In a letter, one will impart to another the very personal, the very emotional, or the very frightening. Without having to bear the awkwardness of face to face communication,...
"Doing the Pan": The African-American Experience at the Pan-American Exposition, 1901
On the afternoon of November 11, 1900, members of the Buffalo, New York Phyllis Wheatley Club and their supporters gathered in the Michigan Street Baptist Church. The next day, Buffalo newspapers described the meeting under the following headlines:...
"Doing the Pan": The African-American Experience at the Pan-American Exposition, 1901
On the afternoon of November 11, 1900, members of the Buffalo, New York Phyllis Wheatley Club and their supporters gathered in the Michigan Street Baptist Church. The next day, Buffalo newspapers described the meeting under the following headlines:"Buffalo...
Getting to Work in Spite of the Odds: Commuting Patterns of African Americans in Rochester and Buffalo, New York
Differences in the residential, employment, and household characteristics of African Americans and European Americans are well documented, but racial differences in the journey to work are still not well known. Compared to the past, there are now more...
"It Outlaws Me, and I Outlaw It!" Resistance to the Fugitive Slave Law in Syracuse, New York
On May 26, 1851, Daniel Webster spoke from the balcony of Frazee Hall in Syracuse, New York. He had come to Syracuse, a city which had hosted a number of anti-slavery conventions, as part of an effort to promote obedience to the new Fugitive Slave...
Myra B. Young Armstead, Editor. Mighty Change, Tall within; Black Identity in the Hudson Valley
Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 2003.The Hudson Valley, so named because of the river that flows the extent of it, from as far north as the Lake George region south to New York City. Or, "in the popular mind the Hudson Valley may refer...