Jane Tillman Irving
The artist Jacob Lawrence was only 23 years old in 1941 when he made his series, called “The Migration of the Negro,” telling the story in abstract, stylized paintings full of color, movement and words.
The corporate headquarters on the corner of West 52nd Street and Sixth Avenue embodies the vision of founder William S. Paley, who hired architect Eero Saarinen.
In the book, Norris explains the “who”/”whom” conundrum, the “that” vs. “which” dilemma, where to put the apostrophe in the plural possessive and, of course, why it is correct to stay “between you and me.”
We began our Black History Month series looking at the marches in Selma, Ala. Voting rights were won, but the fight never ends.
Arnwine heads the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, founded at the suggestion of President John F. Kennedy.
“Frederick Douglass became a free man in New York,” said New-York Historical Society President Louise Mirrer. “He stepped off the boat and walked down Broadway, just an ordinary human being.”
Blacks had bought the land 30 years before. But when the city decided to build Central Park in the 1850s, the settlement was eradicated and its residents were scattered.
One large settlement was the African-American community of Seneca Village, which fronted on the present Central Park West, roughly from 81st to 89th streets.
Sharon Dennis Wyeth has written some 50 books for young people. She tells her own story in her latest release, a children’s picture book titled “The Granddaughter Necklace,” published by Scholastic.
Long before black history became an academic discipline, it was cultivated by the New York Public Library.
He emigrated to Harlem at age 17 and began to amass his rare book collection — 5,000 pieces bought the New York Public Library in 1925.
An exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem highlights artists who were engaged with, inspired by and influenced by the magazines Ebony and Jet.
The Schott report is issued every two years, and the most current one took its cue from the slogan that seems ubiquitous at the moment: “Black Lives Matter.”
Mob violence, government sanctioned with no redress, was a life-defining moment for Dr. Olivia Hooker.
The unrest began after a young black man was accused of grabbing the arm of a young white woman.