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. 20, No. 2, July 31

Historic Preservation and the African-American Community
Historic Preservation and The African-American CommunityA walk down the famed U Street corridor of Washington, D.C., in earlier times, would take one past the prosperous Industrial Bank; the Howard, Dunbar and Lincoln Theaters, which together with the...
John Edward Bruce, Edward Wilmot Blyden, Alexander Crummell, and J. Robert Love: Mentors, Patrons, and the Evolution of A Pan-African Intellectual Network
John Edward Bruce, Edward Wilmot Blyden, Alexander Crummell, and J. Robert Love: Mentors, Patrons, and the Evolution of A Pan-African Intellectual NetworkIn July 1880 William Coppinger, Secretary of the American Colonization Society (ACS), assembled...
The Law as Lawbreaker: The Promotion and Encouragement of the Atlantic Slave Trade by the New York Judiciary System, 1857-1862
The Law As Lawbreaker: The Promotion and Encouragement of the Atlantic Slave Trade by the New York Judiciary System, 1857-1862The Atlantic Slave Trade and its attendant institution of slavery remain a historical cancer in the American creed of liberty,...
Vincent, Ted. Keep Cool: The Black Activists Who Built the Jazz Age
Vincent, Ted. Keep Cool: The Black Activists Who Built the Jazz AgeCommon notions of the "Jazz Age" conjure up images of preDepression affluence popularized by F. Scott Fitzgerald and his writings: those of decadent parties, flappers, and bootleg gin....
"We Rise or Fall Together": Separatism and the Demand for Equality by Albany's Black Citizens, 1827-1860
"We Rise or Fall Together": Separatism and the Demand for Equality by Albany's Black Citizens, 1827-1860INTRODUCTIONIn November 1825, seven years after work had begun, Albany celebrated the completion of the Erie Canal, "hailing it as a harbinger of...
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