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. 17, No. 1, January 31

A New Perspective on Black Education: A Review of the Literature on the 19th Century New York Experience
A New Perspective On Black Education: A Review Of The Literature On The 19th Century New York ExperienceThe battle for education has been a central theme in the struggle of African-Americans. During the period of enslavement, the reconstruction period,...
Beryl Loftman Bailey: Africanist Woman Linguist in New York State
Beryl Loftman Bailey: Africanist Woman Linguist in New York StateOne of the least known stories outside linguistics circles is the story of the life and contributions of Dr. Beryl Loftman Bailey. Bailey is the first African American woman linguist, and...
Davidson, Basil, the Black Man's Burden: Africa and the Curse of the Nation State
Davidson, Basil, The Black Man's Burden: Africa and the Curse of the Nation StateThe prevailing image of Africa in the Western mind since the 15th century has been that of the dark continent from which little of value could be gleaned. This view, in...
Dr. Louis Tompkins Wright: The First Black Police Surgeon of New York City
Dr. Louis Tompkins Wright: The First Black Police Surgeon of New York CityLouis T. Wright (1891-1952) was born in La Grange, Georgia, on July 23, 1891. He was the son of Dr. Ceah Ketcham and Lulu M. (Tompkins) Wright. His father was a graduate of Meharry...
Eric Ledell Smith, Bert Williams: A Biography of the Pioneer Black Comedian
Eric Ledell Smith, Bert Williams: A Biography of the Pioneer Black ComedianI first learned about Bert Williams (1874-1922) from my father, who, as a youth growing up in rural Missouri, shared in the uproarious laughter of his family as they gathered...
Survival Conflict, Coping Style and Perception of the College Classroom: Factors in the Academic Success of African-American and African-Caribbean American Freshmen at Three Colleges in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area
Survival Conflict, Coping Style and Perception of the College Classroom: Factors in the Academic Success of African-American and African-Caribbean American Freshmen at Three Colleges in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan AreaABSTRACTThe relationship...
The New York State Martin Luther King, Jr., Commission and Institute for Nonviolence
The New York State Martin Luther King, Jr., Commission and Institute for NonviolenceThe current New York State Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute for Nonviolence and Commission (NYS-MLK) is composed of what were two separate entities. The NYS-MLK Institute...