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1613-1865

Slavery and Freedom : The beginning of black history in the place that became New York City dates to May or June 1613 when Jan Rodrigues, a free sailor from Hispaniola (in what is today the Dominican Republic) who worked for a Dutch fu... Read more
1613

1866-1915

Migrations and New Neighborhoods : During Reconstruction (1865–77), two migrations gradually changed not only the demographics of the city’s African-American population but also the geographic center of black New York.... Read more
1866

1916-1939

War and Renaissance : The First World War had started in Europe in 1914, but the United States entered it only in 1916. The conflict brought a halt to the massive immigration of Europeans, which resulted in a severe labor shortage... Read more
1916

1940-1959

WWII, Housing, and Politics : Entry of the United States into World War II, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941, led to the end of the Great Depression as the war effort jumpstarted industry. As the nation prepared for w... Read more
1939

1960-2010

Civil Rights, Black Power, and Beyond : Despite the social measures of the domestic policy known as the Great Society of the 1960s, that decade and the following two were a period of decline for New York in general and for black New Yo... Read more
1960
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