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. 2, July 31

Andrew Young, an Easy Burden: The Civil Rights Movement and the Transformation of America
Andrew Young, An Easy Burden: The Civil Rights Movement and the Transformation of AmericaSo much has been written and documented about the Civil Rights Era that it is tempting to think that the entire story has been told. But such a conclusion would...
Bessie Delany and Sadie Delany, with Amy Hill Hearth. Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years
Bessie Delany and Sadie Delany, with Amy Hill Hearth. Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 YearsHaving Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years, is a remarkable account of the lives/struggles of Bessie and Sadie Delany. It is a female bildungsroman...
Empirical Findings by a Young Medical Scientist on Two Acute Infectious Diseases That Changed Medical Practice
Empirical Findings By a Young Medical Scientist on Two Acute Infectious Diseases That Changed Medical PracticeDuring his impressive career, medical authorities acknowledged, and patients praised Dr. Louis T. Wright as a surgeon of uncommon mastery. (See...
Henry Johnson's Paradox: A Soldier's Story
Henry Johnson's Paradox: A Soldier's StoryCASUALTYHe was a soldier in the army.But he doesn't walk like one.He walks like his soldieringDays are done.Son!...Son!Langston HughesScholars have acknowledged Henry Johnson of Albany, New York, as one of World...
New York City, African Americans and Selective Memory: An Historiographical Assessment of A Black Presence before 1877
New York City, African Americans and Selective Memory: An Historiographical Assessment of A Black Presence Before 1877INTRODUCTIONMy grandmother kept an old cedar chest up in the attic filled with family memorabilia. Periodically she would allow us youngsters...
The American Negro Leadership Conference on Africa and Its Arden House Conference: Politicizing & Institutionalizing the Relationship with Africa
The American Negro Leadership Conference on Africa and its Arden House Conference: Politicizing & Institutionalizing the Relationship with AfricaWe believe the 19 million American Negro citizens must assume a greater responsibility for the formation...
"To Them That Has Brot Me Up": Black Oneidans and Their Families, 1850 to 1920
"To Them That Has Brot Me Up": Black Oneidans and Their Families, 1850 to 1920INTRODUCTIONResearch on New York black history beyond New York City continues to reveal increasingly detailed understanding of this long-neglected subject. General overviews...