Document Showcase - African American Citizen Action in the 20th Century
This collection consists of a selection of documents highlighting African American civil rights in New York in the 20th century.
The Document Showcase is a regular feature that highlights a topic from State history using records from the New York State Archives. Each Showcase includes sample documents, an historical sketch, and links to educational activities for classroom use. Images in the Digital Collections provide additional context and relationships. Please see our full Civil Rights Showcase for more information.
The records featured in this Showcase come from the following series:
13682-53A, Central subject and correspondence files, 1919-1920, 1923-1928, Governor Alfred E. Smith (1923-1928).
13682-53, Central subject and correspondence files, 1933-1942, Governor Herbert H. Lehman (1933-1942).
A4278-78, Minutes and investigation files, 1941-1945, New York State Ware Council, Committee on Discrimination.
L0177-90, Reports, testimony, and background files, 1987-1988, New York State Legislature, Standing Committee on Governmental Operations, Sub-committee on Affirmative Action.
Please note that only a portion of these series have been included in this digital collection. Other items exist that are not available online. For more information about this collection or to learn about records not represented in the Digital Collections, please contact our office.