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The Black New Yorkers : the Schomburg illustrated chronology
Publication Information:
New York : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., c2000.
Physical Description:
ix, 470 p. : illustrations (some photographs) map.
General Note:
"Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the New York Public Library."


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Book 974.7 DOB 1 1

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The Black New Yorkers The Schomburg Illustrated Chronology Experience 400 years of African American culture and achievement in America's greatest city "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

Author Notes

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. From its founding in 1926 during the Harlem Renaissance, the Center has amassed holdings in excess of five million items.

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Library Journal Review

These two volumes, both sponsored by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, concentrate on the black experience in America. In Black New Yorkers, Dodson, director of the Schomburg, and his coauthors trace the history of blacks in New York from 1613 to 1998, detailing the various voices, religions, and cultures that existed, then and now. The Desk Reference offers valuable information on topics such as civil rights, business, religion, and health, presenting it with charts, tables, time lines, and numerous other visual aids. (LJ 9/15/99) (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

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
AfterwordDavid Dinkins
Selected Biographies
Selected Bibliography
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