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The Black New Yorkers: The Schomburg Illustrated Chronology
Foreword by Maya Angelou; Afterword by David N. Dinkins.
Blacks were among the founding fathers and mothers of pioneer colonial settlements in the future boroughs, and they have remained integral players in the teeming daily drama of New York City. The Black New Yorkers: The Schomburg Illustrated Chronology recreates this unique relationship between a people and a city, and through it chronicles the worldwide African American struggle for freedom and human dignity. This richly produced volume offers a monumental assembly of powerful images and engrossing text that narrates the African American odyssey from colonial times to the present day. Resonant with tales of trial, courage, and triumph, vibrant with portraits of both famous and humble history-makers, The Black New Yorkers is a sweeping, powerful record of the richly diverse heritage of African Americans in the capital of black America. It is a perfect reference for the serious student of history and a browser's delight for every reader interested in the black experience.
480 pages, illustrated. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1999, 2001.
Hardcover. $40.00. ISBN 0-471-29714-3.