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. 15, No. 1, January 31

A Survey of the African American Presence in the History of the Downstate New York Area
A Survey of the African American Presence in the History of the Downstate New York AreaNEW NETHERLANDPeople of African descent were among the earliest inhabitants of the Dutch colony of New Netherland.(2) Initiated in 1624, the colony's population also...
Brooklyn's "Colored Society": A Minister's Observation, 1876-1877
Brooklyn's "Colored Society": A Minister's Observation, 1876-1877Brooklyn, an independent city until its merger with New York City in 1898, was throughout the nineteenth century a vibrant community for African Americans. From the turbulent years of the...
Charles Green and Basil Wilson, the Struggle for Black Empowerment in New York City: Beyond the Politics of Pigmentation
Charles Green and Basil Wilson, The Struggle for Black Empowerment in New York City: Beyond the Politics of PigmentationNew York City politics have always been byzantine. African American politics in the nation's most populous city have been even more...
Evidence of Marcus Garvey's Support for Jazz and Blues
Evidence of Marcus Garvey's Support for Jazz and BluesIn articles published in Afro-Americans in New York Life and History historian John Runcie has evaluated the position of the Garvey movement toward the popular culture of the 1920s "Jazz Age" through...
Golden, Marita. Long Distance Life
Golden, Marita. Long Distance LifeWhen the phrase "the Black family" is uttered, all too often the image that is conjured is one of desolation and despair. On the stroll and in the ditch, from the lock-up to the precinct blotter, "the Black family" has...
John C. Walter, the Harlem Fox: J. Raymond Jones and Tammany, 1920-1970
John C. Walter, The Harlem Fox: J. Raymond Jones and Tammany, 1920-1970The author of this fascinating biography retells an anecdote which captures the reason why Jones received the sobriquet "The Fox". During Harry S. Truman's campaign for the presidency...
Michael Banton, Racial Consciousness
Michael Banton, Racial ConsciousnessThe consequences of the partitioning of humanity on the basis of racial classifications are certainly of human concern. In Racial Consciousness, Michael Banton contends that the boundaries that exist between people...
Radicals or Realists: African American Women and the Settlement House Spirit in New York City
Radicals or Realists: African American Women and the Settlement House Spirit in New York CityIn the spring of 1898, Victoria Earle Matthews, the Superintendent of the White Rose Mission, received a letter from Hattie Morehouse, a white teacher at the...
Wilson J. Moses. Alexander Crummell: A Study of Civilization and Discontent
Wilson J. Moses. Alexander Crummell: A Study of Civilization and DiscontentAlexander Crummell spanned most of the 1800s and reached from America to Africa and back. Born in 1819, he saw firsthand or in reflection much momentous change in the black world...