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. 30, No. 2, July

Arthur Alfonso Schomburg (1874-1938): Embracing the Black Motherhood Experience in Love of Black People
Arthur A. Schomburg was a distinguished Black bibliophile and self-trained historian who spent many years of his life collecting and preserving rare Africana books, pamphlets, personal journals, and other important artifacts related to people of African...
Harlem Wisdom in a Wild Woman's Blues: The Cool Intellect of Ida Cox
There is a story circulating about Ida Cox that addresses Ms. Cox's 1934 billing as "The Sepia Mae West" at the newly re-opened Apollo. This story, which may very possibly be apocryphal, explains why this title might have gone deeper than a marketing...
Joel Augustus Rogers: Negro Historian in History, Time, and Space
To fully understand the history, life, and times of Joel Augustus Rogers and his contributions to anti-racist historiography is to grasp how African Americans, as a "racial class and caste", are prisoners of their social existence. This social existence...
John Henrik Clarke: The Harlem Connection to the Founding of Africana Studies
John Henrik Clarke was the Presiding Elder of the Africana Studies discipline for three decades (from 1968 until his death in 1998). His 1969 election by popular acclamation as the first president of the African Heritage Studies Association (AHSA),...
Richard B. Moore, Radical Politics, and the Afro-American History Movement: The Formation of a Revolutionary Tradition in African American Intellectual Culture
"Dogs and slaves are named by their masters; free men name themselves!" Richard B. Moore, The Name 'Negro'--Its Origin and Evil Use Richard B. Moore, lay historian, dynamic orator, community and labor organizer, socialist, and Communist was...
Street Strollers: Grounding the Theory of Black Women Intellectuals
The year 2003 marked the 100th anniversary of W.E.B. DuBois's, The Souls of Black Folks. Throughout the country, academicians organized conferences and meetings celebrating this influential text as well as DuBois's other works, which include an additional...
Willis Nathaniel Huggins (1886-1941): Historian, Activist, and Community Mentor
INTRODUCTION On Tuesday, July 15, 1941, New York City detectives supervised the recovery of a male body from the Hudson River near 72nd Street. After contacting the Missing Persons Bureau, it was determined that this unfortunate person was Dr. Willis...