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. 35, No. 2, July

A Conversation with Dr. Monroe Fordham
Dr. Monroe Fordham, Professor Emeritus, taught in the History Department at the State University of New York College at Buffalo (Buffalo State College) for 25 years. He pioneered the development of a process for forging partnerships between practitioners...
It Began with a Gift
The GIFT is a thread that runs through almost every facet of our human experience. Regardless of race, religion, political beliefs, economic status, age or gender, we are all at some point - in some way affected by a gift. Some characterize our entrance...
Monroe Fordham: An American Story
Langston Hughes, one of America's finest poets, conveys in many of his poems optimism in the promise of America despite its shortcomings. Perhaps the best expression of this attitude is in his short poem "I, Too." In that poem, he admits "They,"...
Monroe Fordham: An Appreciation
Monroe presented a quiet modest demeanor when he first arrived in the history department. There was with him, affability and a decency which marked his relations with his colleagues from the beginning of his tenure to his retirement. There was with...
Monroe Fordham: The Historian's Craft and the Training of a Historian
When one thinks of a historian, the immediate vision is of a man or woman wearing spectacles or glasses in an archive overwhelmed by old books, papers, artifacts and folders. He or she may be actively perusing old papers and documents often dismissed...
On the Founding of the Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier, 1974
Monroe Fordham, Ralph Watkins and I enrolled in graduate school at the University at Buffalo (UB) in the late 1960s. Interestingly, each of us had begun our professional careers as high school history teachers and we had been involved in projects designed...

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