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. 38, No. 1, January

A Forgotten African American Mathematician: Charles T. Gidiney of Troy, New York
African American men made considerable contributions to the field of mathematics in the 1700s and 1800s) The earliest African American mathematician is thought to be the slave Thomas Fuller (d. 1790), whose obituary termed him "the famous Africa Calculator"...
Building a Healthy Black Harlem: Health Politics in Harlem, New York, from the Jazz Age to the Great Depression
Building a Healthy Black Harlem: Health Politics in Harlem, New York, from the Jazz Age to the Great Depression. By Jamie I Wilson. Amherst, New York: Cambria Press, 2009. xii + .206 pp. $104.99 hardcover; $26.99 Kindle. In Building a Healthy Black...
Impaling the Monocultural Windshield: Multicultural Education in All Things Curricular
A popular applause line among some teachers in academic circles is "I an in favor of diversity." Of course, this line sounds plausible, but being in favor of diversity does not make anyone embrace diversity just as being for music does not make one...
The Basketball Journey of Earl Lloyd
Moonfixer: The Basketball Journey of Earl Lloyd. By Earl Lloyd and Sean Kirst. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2010. 152 pp. $29.95 hardcover. In 1950, Earl Lloyd became the first African-American to play in a National Basketball Association...
"They Aren't Going to Listen to Anything but Violence": African Americans and the 1967 Buffalo Riot
On Monday, 26 June 1967, a riot broke out in the city of Buffalo, New York, when two white police officers intervened in an altercation between two male African American teenagers. The riot erupted when a crowd of approximately two hundred African...
Victory and Defeat: World War I, the Harlem Hellfighters, and a Lost Battle for Civil Rights
On March 21, 2007, Congress along with President George W. Bush awarded the Tuskegee Airmen the Congressional Gold Medal. Former Secretary of State and retired General Colin Powell claimed that without the heroics of the Tuskegee Airmen, he would not...
Voices of African American Veterans, from, World War II to the War in Iraq
We Were There: Voices of African American Veterans, from, World War 11 to the War in Iraq. By Yvonne Laity. With photographs by Ron Tarver. Amistad, 2004. xv+ 185 pp. $13.95 paper. We Were There, is an interesting little book that contains the personal...