Jane Tillman Irving
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.
“Essie,” as she was known, was a cultured graduate of Columbia University, a scholar, activist, United Nations correspondent, vocal Pan-Africanist and socialist.
Freedom’s Journal, the first black-owned newspaper in the United States, was founded in 1827 in New York City by two free blacks — John Russworm and Samuel Cornish.
Before Black History Month, there was Negro History Week. It was started in 1926 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the Harvard Ph.D. who founded what’s now known as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.