The Black New Yorkers: The Schomburg Illustrated Chronology

The Black New Yorkers: The Schomburg Illustrated Chronology


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The Black New Yorkers

"The Black New Yorkers will no doubt prove to be a document for the ages: a timely, highly informative record of the significant and multifaceted enrichment provided by our forebears and contemporaries to the evolution of one of the world’s greatest cities."–Jessye Norman

"This fascinating book says to the world that New York has been made great by the achievements of many people, including the black New Yorkers who have struggled here, who succeeded here, and who continue to work to make this city great."–H. Carl McCall

"The Black New Yorkers: The Schomburg Illustrated Chronology is a book for all New Yorkers and for all Americans. It chronicles our story–the lives and times of people who for nearly four centuries have been creating a presence and a voice for themselves in the city, the nation, and the world."–Maya Angelou, from her Foreword

Featuring more than 200 striking photographs, rare documents, and vintage illustrations from the Schomburg’s world-famous collection, and packed with thousands of fascinating details, The Black New Yorkers offers an unparalleled view of African American life.

Afterword by David Dinkins

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471401735
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/01/2001
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 7.48(w) x 9.39(h) x 1.07(d)

About the Author

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of The New York Public Library is one of the world’s foremost research facilities devoted to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of materials documenting black life. Since its founding in 1926 during the Harlem Renaissance, the Center has amassed holdings in excess of five million items.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Maya Angelou.

Introduction by Howard Dodson.

Blacks in Colonial New York: 1613-1783.

From the Age of Revolution to the Civil War: 1784-1864.

The Making of the New Negro: 1865-1916.

War, Renaissance, and Depression: 1917-1934.

World War II and the Struggle for Civil Rights: 1935-1964.

Mobilizing Black Power for the New Millennium: 1965-1999.

Afterword by David Dinkins.

Selected Biographies.

Selected Bibliography.




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Guest More than 1 year ago
As a New Yorker devoutly in love with the history of my city and voracious reader of New York history, I have always wondered about the role of African Americans in the city's history. It's wonderful that the two newest books about New York's history, 'Gotham' and 'The Black New Yorkers' are the most comprehensive to date.