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. 36, No. 2, July

A View from the East: Black Cultural Nationalism and Education in New York City
A View From the East: Black Cultural Nationalism and Education in New York City. By Kwasi Konadu. New York: Syracuse University Press, 2009. ix-209 pp. $29.95 hardcover. A View From the East: Black Cultural Nationalism and Education in New York...
Becoming African in America: Race and Nation in the Early Black Atlantic
Becoming African in America: Race and Nation in the Early Black Atlantic. By James Sidbury. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. vii + 291 pp. $29.95 hardcover; $19.95 paper. James Sidbury's Becoming African in America explores the...
Hemsley Winfield: First Black Modern Dancer
Whether we speak of pioneers in modern dance or of early modern dancers, the name of Hemsley Winfield is rarely mentioned. Within the study of dance, most people are familiar with Loie Fuller, Isadora Duncan, and Ruth St. Denis, the three who are given...
Politics as Usual or Political Change: The War on Poverty's Community Action Program in Albany, New York 1959-1967
On April 14, 1967, longtime Albany County Democratic Party Chairman Daniel P. O'Connell walked up the County Courthouse steps amid newspaper and television cameras. An Albany County Grand Jury subpoenaed O'Connell, the behind the scenes kingpin of...
Reading the Harlem Renaissance into Public Policy: Lessons from the Past to the Present
Harlem. 1917. Music bursting from the seams, the wondrous sounds of Cab Calloway's "scat" singing, and the majestic melody of Duke Ellington and his Cotton Club orchestra. The cool crisp air is almost perfectly aligned to the tunes of the jazz that...
Ridicule and Wonder: The Beginnings of Minstrelsy and New York
If they imitate they should imitate, not any meanness or baseness, but the good only; for the mask which the actor wears is apt to become his face. --Plato, The Republic Blackface minstrel plays were a cultural phenomenon that became one of the most...
The End of White World Supremacy: Black Internationalism and the Problem of the Color Line
The End of White World Supremacy: Black Internationalism and the Problem of the Color Line. by Roderick D. Bush. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2009. 258 pp. Barack Obama's historic election reaffirmed the conundrum of the race in America....
The End of White World Supremacy: Black Internationalism and the Problem of the Color Line
The End of White World Supremacy: Black Internationalism and the Problem of the Color Line, by Roderick D. Bush. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2009. 258 pp.Barack Obama's historic election reaffirmed the conundrum of the race in America. On...
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