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. 27, No. 1, January

Dr. Anna Porter Burrell; "A Quiet Break Through."
When we look at how change comes about in society, we often look to major events or prominent persons and attribute change to them. For example, when we think of desegregation, the famous court case Brown vs. Board of Education (1954) comes to mind....
"Grand Old Man of the Movement:" John Edward Bruce, Marcus Garvey, and the UNIA
Mrs. Florence Bruce was the only woman among a group of middle-aged Black men gathered around the gravesite. All of the mourners were dressed in black while Florence wore a large hat with a long black veil to cover the tears in her eyes. Marcus Garvey...
John R. McKivigan and Stanley Harrold, Editors. Antislavery Violence: Sectional Racial and Cultural Conflict in Antebellum America
Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1999. Pp. ix, 322.Originating from a session at the 1994 Southern Historical Association, Antislavery Violence addresses the use of violence by slaves and abolitionists during the antebellum period. Inspired...
"The Society of Negroes Unsettled": A History of Slavery in New Paltz, NY
THE FOUNDATION LAID: SOME BASIC ELEMENTS DEFINING SLAVERY IN NEW PALTZ The issue of slavery is a controversial one. Even today, communities are still grappling with the question of how to discuss the subject fairly without turning it into a political...
"The Society of Negroes Unsettled": A History of Slavery in New Paltz, NY
THE FOUNDATION LAID: SOME BASIC ELEMENTS DEFINING SLAVERY IN NEW PALTZThe issue of slavery is a controversial one. Even today, communities are still grappling with the question of how to discuss the subject fairly without turning it into a political...
The Underground Railroad in the Hudson River Valley: A Succinct Historical Composite
INTRODUCTION: ABOLITIONISM, BLACK ABOLITIONISTS AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD-AN ADJUSTED VIEW OF "THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY" In the antebellum period one of the most formidable challenges posed to the nation and the nefarious business in human chattel...
The Underground Railroad in the Hudson River Valley: A Succinct Historical Composite
INTRODUCTION: ABOLITIONISM, BLACK ABOLITIONISTS AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD - AN ADJUSTED VIEW OF "THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY"In the antebellum period one of the most formidable challenges posed to the nation and the nefarious business in human chattel...

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