The Black New Yorkers: The Schomburg Illustrated Chronology
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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. Since its founding in 1926 during the Harlem Renaissance, the Center has amassed holdings in excess of five million items.


Foreword by Maya Angelou.

Introduction by Howard Dodson.

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.

Afterword by David Dinkins.

Selected Biographies.

Selected Bibliography.