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The Atlantic: December 30, 2017
The 'Double Punishment' for Black Undocumented Immigrants

Politico: December 28, 2017
Dick Gregory: The Revolutionary of African-American Comedy: 1932-2017

New York Times: November 6, 2017
Princeton Digs Deep Into Its Fraught Racial History

Rolling Stone: October 25, 2017
Fats Domino, Rock and Roll Pioneer, Dead at 89

Time: October 24, 2017
Actor Robert Guillaume Dies at 89

New York Times: October 23, 2017
After a Late Start, an Artist’s Big Break: Michelle Obama’s Official Portrait

The Root: October 13, 2017
Writer-Director Angela Robinson Tells the Story of How Psychology and Polyamory Created Wonder Woman

Journal-Isms: October 13, 2017
Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones Wins MacArthur Fellowship

New York Times: September 7, 2017
Kara Walker Traces Slavery's Bitter Legacy With New Ways of Drawing

New York Times: August 20, 2017
Confederate Statues and 'Our' History

New York Times: August 18, 2017
An Antebellum Hero, but to Whom?

Democrat & Chronicle: May 18, 2017
Editorial: Unearth the cost of slavery in New York

Black Perspectives: April 21, 2017
Blackness, a Haunted History

Associated Press: March 31, 2017
Rare Harriet Tubman photo sells for $161,000

Syracuse Post-Standard: March 30, 2017
CNY Tubman museum didn't get Harriet Tubman photo auctioned today

UN News Centre: March 24, 2017
PHOTO FEATURE: The enduring legacy of the transatlantic slave trade

New York Times: March 12, 2017
A Glimpse Into the Life of a Slave Sold to Save Georgetown

New York Times: March 5, 2017
Confronting Academia's Ties to Slavery

Post-Journal: February 27, 2017
Former Residents Share Importance Of Black History Month

WNBC-TV: February 25, 2017
Kindergartner Transforms Into Rosa Parks and Other Black Female Icons

New York Times: February 24, 2017
Harriet Tubman's Path to Freedom

New York Times: February 24, 2017
In Florida, Solemn Shadows of the Early Underground Railroad

New York Times: February 22, 2017
A History of Race and Racism in America, in 24 Chapters

Amsterdam News: February 16, 2017
LinkNYC teams up with Silicon Harlem to celebrate Black History Month

USA Today: February 11, 2017
New photo shows "beautiful, resilient" Harriet Tubman

New York Times: February 9, 2017
It's Black History Month. Look in the Mirror

Albany Times-Union: February 8, 2017
Black History Month display set up at State Capitol

Albany Times-Union: February 8, 2017
Photos: Black History Month celebrated in Albany

Observer-Dispatch: February 8, 2017
Cuomo announces Black History Month exhibit

Travel and Leisure: February 8, 2017
The Most Historic Spots Around the Country to Visit This Black History Month February 8, 2017
Here's a New Photo of Harriet Tubman

New York Times: February 6, 2017
A Lesson in Black History

New York Times: February 4, 2017
In Covering Civil Rights, Reporter Enhanced His Words With Film

New York Times: February 4, 2017
The History the Slaveholders Wanted Us to Forget

New York Times: February 1, 2017
Celebrating Black History With The New York Times

New York Daily News: January 31, 2017
Black History Month exhibit salutes comic artists and other pioneers

AM New York; January 31, 2017
Black History Month: Celebrate in NYC with tours, talks and more

News Americas Now: January 31, 2017
West Indian Blacks In U.S. History – 10 Things You Should Know This Black History Month

New York Times: January 27, 2017
A Film Series Honors Black Women Directors

New York Times: January 27, 2017
Love and Black Lives, in Pictures Found on a Brooklyn Street

New York Daily News: January 27, 2017
King: Woman who lied about Emmett Till should be prosecuted and all historical accounts should be revised

Atlanta Black Star: January 26, 2017
First Black Female Pilot Bessie Coleman Honored with Google Doodle, Others Reflect on Her Impact

New York Times: January 23, 2017
Columbia Unearths Its Ties to Slavery

Vogue: January 19, 2017
Sadie Barnette Turned Her Black Panther Father's FBI File Into Art

Amsterdam News: January 19, 2017
Pioneering psychiatrist, Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross, passes at 80

New York Times: January 17, 2017
On a Day for King, a Rare Victory in the Sport of Kings

Buffalo News: January 15, 2017
Q&A: Niagara Falls' William Bradberry talks about Underground Railroad, racism

New York Times: January 13, 2017
Lady Liberty Will Be a Black Woman on a U.S. Coin

New York Times: January 12, 2017
Park Service Names 24 Diverse National Landmarks

Harlem Patch: January 11, 2017
Harlem's Schomburg Center Designated National Historic Landmark

USA Today: January 10, 2017
National park honoring Underground Railroad heroine Harriet Tubman made official

WSYR-TV: January 10, 2017
Harriet Tubman's Auburn home becomes a National Historical Park

Timeout New York: January 9, 2017
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The New Yorker: December 28, 2016
A Living Monument to the Ghosts of American Slavery

New York Times: December 23, 2016
Inside a Report on Slavery and Its Legacy

Albany Times-Union: December 9, 2016
Reburial of slave remains wins historic recognition

New York Times: October 20, 2016
In Georgetown, Saving a History Etched in Stone

Huffington Post: September 26, 2016
Here's Why August 28 Is Such An Important Date In Black History

Voices of NY/The Uptowner: September 26, 2016
What's Next for the Harlem African Burial Ground

New York Daily News: September 20, 2016
Activists fight to stop Chelsea building owner from adding penthouse suite to Underground Railroad landmark

UPI: September 14, 2016
Smithsonian's Museum of African American History set for grand opening

Chicago Tribune: September 14, 2016
New Smithsonian African-American museum a powerful statement

The New Yorker: August 29, 2016
Making a Home for Black History August 8, 2016
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New York Times: August 2, 2016
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Smithsonian Magazine: July 28, 2016
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Amsterdam News: July 28, 2016
A fascinating look at an America where slavery never died

New York Times: July 26, 2016
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New York Times: July 10, 2016
Intent on a Reckoning With Georgetown's Slavery-Stained Past July 7, 2016
500 Graves Discovered at One of Country's First Settlements of Free Blacks

New York Times: June 6, 2016
Muhammad Ali: Never the White Man's Negro

Press Republican: May 22, 2016
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New York Times: May 18, 2016
'Roots,' Remade for a New Era

New York Times: May 12, 2016
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Associated Press: May 12, 2016
Honor at last: Former slaves reburied centuries later

Education Week: May 6, 2016
Praise for a Book That Will Change Teaching About Slavery

Wall Street Journal: May 5, 2016
African films are Celebrated at City Festival

New York Times: May 4, 2016
This is Harriet Tubman, Who Will Appear on the $20 Bill. Accept No Substitutes.

New York Times: April 27, 2016
Horace Ward, U.S. Judge Who Triumphed Over Bias, Dies at 88

Albany Times-Union: April 28, 2016
State copy of Emancipation Proclamation to get new case

Buffalo News: April 26, 2016
Tubman decision is a win for women and upstate New York

Associated Press: April 24, 2016
Harriet Tubman's upstate New York home to be National Historical Park

TWC News: April 22, 2016
Harriet Tubman has Deep New York Roots

Reuters: April 20, 2016
Harriet Tubman to be first African-American on U.S. currency

Syracuse Post-Standard: April 20, 2016
It's official: Harriet Tubman will be on the $20 bill; Auburn welcomes the news


New York Times: April 16, 2016
272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown. What Does It Owe Their Descendants?


NY Daily News: April 3, 2016
Fifty years later, Spring Valley coach Willie Worsley recalls Texas Western's upset over all-white Kentucky in 1966 NCAA Championship March 7, 2016
Ona Judge Staines: She Challenged George Washington and Won Her Freedom


ABC News: March 6, 2016
Museum Marks 175th Anniversary of Amistad Captives' Freedom


New York Magazine: February 29, 2016
The Invisible Black Man on a Prospect Park Statue


Queens Chronicle: February 25, 2016
The Underground Railroad in NYC


Aljazeera: February 21, 2016
Remembering Malcolm X, 50 years on


New York Times: February 19, 2016
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New York Times: February 18, 2016
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The New Yorker: February 18, 2016
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Associated Press: February 7, 2016
Black History Month marked at New York's Capitol


Colorlines: February 3, 2016
New Video Asks 'Can You See White Privilege?'


New York Times: February 1, 2016
New York Today: Celebrating Black History


New York Daily News: February 1, 2016
Yes Black History Month and celebrate the struggles and triumphs of America


Auburn Citizen: February 1, 2016
Auchampaugh: Who owned slaves in Owasco?


Observer-Dispatch: January 31, 2016
OUR VIEW: Make black history American history


Amsterdam News: January 29, 2016
Black History Month theme highlights African American historic places


Daily Journal: January 28, 2016
A project aimed at memorializing America's slave-trade ports is targeting Rhode Island, where some 1,000 slave-trading voyages were launched


New York Daily News: January 28, 2016
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The Nation: January 25, 2016
Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation Sells for Record Price at Sundance


The New York Times: January 21, 2016
Evidence of Burial Ground Is Discovered


New York Times: January 7, 2016
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Huffington Post: November 30, 2015
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New York Times: November 20, 2015
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NY Daily News: November 6, 2015
Brooklyn Tuskegee Airman who joined FDNY after WWII dies at age 95 October 26, 2015
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New York Times: August 23, 2015
Rhode Island Church Taking Unusual Step to Illuminate Its Slavery Role


New York Times: August 13, 2015
Missing Historical Marker Resurrects Debate Over Photographer’s Birthplace


Sag Harbor News: August 13, 2015
Slave Dwelling Project, A Stay in the Manor’s Attic


New York Times: August 12, 2015
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New York Daily News: July 30, 2015
Tuskegee Airman William White, a 'humble' hero, dies in Virginia home aged 88


Huffington Post: July 22, 2015
Frederick Douglass and Southern Politics


New York Times: July 13, 2015
CUNY Exhibition Documents Lives of Black Africans in Early Dominican Republic


New York Times: July 6, 2015
Adirondack Town Mystery: Who Stole Marker for a Civil War Photographer?


Huffington Post: July 2, 2015
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Associated Press: July 1, 2015
Misty Copeland's promotion at ABT breaks barriers


New York Times: May 31, 2015
Grim History Traced in Sunken Slave Ship Found Off South Africa


Amsterdam News: May 15, 2015
Recognizing How Slaves Helped Build NYC May 13, 2015
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Associated Press: May 10, 2015
West Point names barracks for black graduate who was shunned

New York Times: May 7, 2015
Diane White Clatto, Weathercaster Who Broke a Color Barrier, Dies at 76 May 1, 2015
With 150th Anniversary of Reconstruction, Federal Govt. Delves Into Greater Examination of That Crucial Period in American History

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New York Arts and Cultural Affairs Law, Article 57B (57.51-57.54)
The Amistad Commission

§ 57.51. Legislative findings.
The legislature finds and declares that:
1. During the period beginning late in the fifteenth century through the nineteenth century, millions of persons of African origin were enslaved and brought to the Western Hemisphere, including the United States of America; anywhere from between twenty to fifty percent of enslaved Africans died during their journey to the Western Hemisphere; the enslavement of Africans and their descendants was part of a concerted effort of physical and psychological terrorism that deprived groups of people of African descent the opportunity to preserve many of their social, religious, political and other customs; the vestiges of slavery in this country continued with the legalization of second class citizenship status for African-Americans through Jim Crow laws, segregation and other similar practices; the legacy of slavery has pervaded the fabric of our society; and in spite of these events there are endless examples of the triumphs of African-Americans and their significant contributions to the development of this country.
2. All people should know of and remember the human carnage and dehumanizing atrocities committed during the period of the African slave trade and slavery in America and of the vestiges of slavery in this country; and it is in fact vital to educate our citizens on these events, the legacy of slavery, the sad history of racism in this country, and on the principles of human rights and dignity in a civilized society.
3. It is the policy of the state of New York that the history of the African slave trade, slavery in America, the depth of their impact in our society, and the triumphs of African-Americans and their significant contributions to the development of this country is the proper concern of all people, particularly students enrolled in the schools of the state of New York.
4. It is therefore desirable to create a state-level commission, which shall research and survey the extent to which the African slave trade and slavery in America is included in the curricula of New York state schools, and make recommendations to the legislature and executive regarding the implementation of education and awareness programs in New York concerned with the African slave trade, slavery in America, the vestiges of slavery in this country, and the contributions of African-Americans in building our country. Such recommendations may include, but not be limited to, the development of workshops, institutes, seminars, and other teacher training activities designed to educate teachers on this subject matter; the coordination of events on a regular basis, throughout the state, that provide appropriate memorialization of the events concerning the enslavement of Africans and their descendants in America as well as their struggle for freedom and liberty; and suggestions for revisions to the curricula and textbooks used to educate the students of New York state to reflect a more adequate inclusion of issues identified by the commission.

§ 57.52. Amistad commission; established.
1. The Amistad commission (commission), so named in honor of the group of enslaved Africans led by Joseph Cinque who, while being transported in eighteen hundred thirty-nine on a vessel named the Amistad, gained their freedom after overthrowing the crew and eventually having their case successfully argued before the United States Supreme Court, is hereby created and established. The commission shall consist of nineteen members, including the secretary of state or his or her designee, the commissioner of education or his or her designee, and the chancellor of the state university of New York or his or her designee, serving ex officio, and sixteen public members. Public members shall be appointed as follows: four public members, no more than two of whom shall be of the same political party, shall be appointed by the temporary president of the senate; four public members, no more than two of whom shall be of the same political party, shall be appointed by the speaker of the assembly; and eight public members, no more than four of whom shall be of the same political party, shall be appointed by the governor. The public members shall be residents of the state, chosen with due regard to broad geographic representation and ethnic diversity, who have an interest in the history of the African slave trade and slavery in America and the contributions of African-Americans to our society.
2. Each public member of the commission shall serve for a term of three years, except that of the initial members so appointed: one member appointed by the temporary president of the senate, one member appointed by the speaker of the assembly, and two members appointed by the governor shall serve for terms of one year; one member appointed by the temporary president of the senate, one member appointed by the speaker of the assembly, and three members appointed by the governor shall serve for terms of two years; and two members appointed by the temporary president of the senate, two members appointed by the speaker of the assembly, and three members appointed by the governor shall serve for terms of three years. Public members shall be eligible for reappointment. They shall serve until their successors are appointed and qualified, and the term of the successor of any incumbent shall be calculated from the expiration of the term of that incumbent. A vacancy occurring other than by expiration of term shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment but for the unexpired term only.
3. The members of the commission shall serve without compensation but shall be entitled to reimbursement for all necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
4. The secretary of state, or his or her designee, shall serve as the chair and the commissioner of education, or his or her designee, shall serve as the vice-chair of the commission. The presence of a majority of the authorized membership of the commission shall be required for the conduct of official business.
5. The department of education shall provide technical assistance and data to the commission as may be necessary for the commission to carry out its responsibilities pursuant to this article.

§ 57.53. The Amistad commission; duties and responsibilities.
The Amistad commission shall have the following responsibilities and duties:
1. to survey and catalog the extent and breadth of education concerning the African slave trade, slavery in America, the vestiges of slavery in this country and the contributions of African-Americans to our society presently being incorporated into the curricula and textbooks and taught in the school systems of the state; and, to inventory those African slave trade, American slavery, or relevant African-American history memorials, exhibits and resources which should be incorporated into courses of study at educational institutions and schools throughout the state.
2. to compile a roster of individual volunteers who are willing to share their knowledge and experience in classrooms, seminars and workshops with students and teachers on the subject of the African slave trade, American slavery and the impact of slavery on our society today, and the contributions of African-Americans to our country; and
3. to prepare reports for the governor and the legislature regarding its findings and recommendations on facilitating the inclusion of the African slave trade, American slavery studies, African-American history and special programs in the educational system of the state.

§ 57.54. Authorization.
1. The Amistad commission is authorized to call upon any department, office, division or agency of the state, or of any county, municipality or school district of the state, to supply such data, program reports and other information, as it deems necessary to discharge its responsibilities under this article.
2. These departments, offices, divisions and agencies shall, to the extent possible and not inconsistent with any other law of this state, cooperate with the commission and shall furnish it with such information and assistance as may be necessary or helpful to accomplish the purposes of this article.