News

New York Times: April 20, 2015
Use of ‘African-American’ Dates to Nation’s Early Days

 

New York Daily News: April 15, 2015
New York’s lasting shame: Marking the site of a slave market in lower Manhattan is a fitting commemoration


New York Daily News: April 15, 2015
NYC plans to erect memorial at site of Wall Street slave market that operated in the 1700s


New York Times: April 9, 2015
Civil War's Lessons Resound 150 years Later

New York Times: April 5, 2015
Phyllis R. Klotman, Scholar and Archivist of African-American Cinema, Dies at 90


AtlantaBlackStar.com: April 1, 2015
With Its Release 100 Years Ago, ‘Birth of a Nation’ Horrified The Black Community But Eventually Led to The Creation of a Freedom Movement

New York Times: February 26, 2015
Building the First Slavery Museum in America


Theroot.com: February 17, 2015
How A look Inside a Slave Ship Turned the Tide Toward Abolition


New York Times: February 15, 2015
Spider Martin’s Photographs of the Selma March Get a Broader View


Theroot.com: February 9, 2015
Carol Taylor’s 1st Flight made History for African Americans


New York Times: February 6, 2015
Who Rosa Parks Was, Not Just What She Meant


New York Times: February 4, 2015
Charlie Sifford, First Black Player on PGA Tour, Dies at 92


amNEWYORK: February 2, 2015
Celebrate Black History Month in NYC


amNEWYORK: February 1, 2015
Black History Month puts a spotlight on great Americans

Chicago Tribune: January 24, 2015
Ernie Banks, legendary ‘Mr. Cub,’
dead at 83


Theroot.com: January 22, 2015
Ernest J. Gaines: A Great American Author Pays It Forward to a New Generation of Black Writers


Washington Post: January 22, 2015
The story of Martin Luther King Jr.’s first secretary, Maude Ballou


New York Times: January 14, 2015
Words From The Past Illuminate A Station On The Way to Freedom


Theroot.com: January 13, 2015
The Complexities of Race Hidden Within a Simple Display or Everyday Life


UN News Centre: January 8, 2015
UN, educators applaud Paramount’s ‘Selma,’ chronicling Martin Luther King’s campaign for voting equality


New York Times: January 3, 2015
Edward W. Brooke III, 95, Senate Pioneer, Is Dead


New York Times: January 1, 2015
Recalling Blind Tom, An Autistic Pianist Born to Slavery


Washington Post: December 20, 2014
Artist’s paintings of Amistad slave mutiny tell of African triumph over slavery


New York Times: October 29, 2014
Historical Society Exhibition to Commemorate Selma-to-Montgomery March


My Eastern Shore MD: October 20, 2014
U.S. Senate approves legislation for Tubman national park


New York Times: October 8, 2014
Burial Vaults Inspire a Celebration of a Church Opposed to Slavery


New York Daily News: September 8, 2014
Preservationists look to Harlem to safeguard NY estate of trailblazing African-American entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker

 

 

Black History Month Observed: A roundup

The Origins and Significance of Black History Month

New York Daily News: January 20, 2014
Freedom’s King: New online tape of MLK’s words in N.Y. Recording of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. giving 1962 speech in Midtown made public

New York Post: January 19, 2014
MTA to move depot built on slave graveyard

New York Daily News: January 8, 2014
Freed slave burial ground found in Elmherst; St. Marks A.M.E. Church hopes to preserve the burial site, where bones from more than a dozen bodies were discovered

New York Daily News: November 26, 2013
Feds confirm slave grave discovery at Joseph Rodman Drake Park by group of kids at Bronx’s PS 48

Saratogian: November 9, 2013
NYS Museum exhibits Civil War soldier’s art

New York Times: September 28, 2013
An Escape From Slavery, Now A Movie, Has Long Intrigued Historians

Governor Cuomo Statement: August 28, 2013
Governor Cuomo Issues Statement on 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

New York Daily News: August 6, 2013
The Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 was the first step toward ending more than two centuries of African-American bondage in U.S.

New York Daily News: August 1, 2013
New program encourages students to learn about Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground

Troy Record: July 28, 2013
Permanent Civil War exhibit opens at the New York State Military Museum

Journal News: July 2, 2013
Silver Lake Preserve offers glimpse of slaves' freedom journey


New York Daily News: April 13, 2013
There's no dodging the legacy of Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson


New York Times: March 18, 2013
Slaves’ Forgotten Burial Sites, marked Online


Albany Times Union: March 10, 2013
Black History Belongs in Every Month


New York Daily News: February 6, 2013
African-American women have played role in every war effort in U.S. history, research shows