Giving New Meaning To Slavery-Related Artwork From Harlem To The Hudson

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and New York Historical Society, Follow Harlem World Magazine on Continue Reading →

Commemoration Of Slavery’s End In New York State Being Planned

The Underground Railroad Consortium of New York State has announced the formation of a statewide committee to begin planning for the bicentennial of the legal abolition of slavery in New York. Continue Reading →

The Voices Of Slavery, Audio Interviews With Formerly Enslaved Americans (1932-75)

“During the last three decades of legal slavery in America,” writes Lucinda MacKethan at the National Humanities Center, “African American writers perfected one of the nation’s first truly indigenous genres of Continue Reading →

Black Folks Worshiped In Own Spaces Before Slavery’s End From New York To Alabama,

On a narrow street in Harlem sits the oldest black church in New York state, one of many black congregations that developed in the decades before slavery ended nationwide and Continue Reading →

Dutch New York Histories: Connecting African, Native American, And Slavery Heritage In Harlem

Dutch rule in New Amsterdam and New Netherland (1609-1664) was short in comparison to other colonial empires, but it has had a lasting cultural impact seen in present-day street names, Continue Reading →