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
Central subject and correspondence files, 1919-1920, 1923-1928,
Governor Alfred E. Smith (1923-1928).
Central subject and correspondence files, 1933-1942, Governor
Herbert H. Lehman (1933-1942).
Minutes and investigation files, 1941-1945, New York State Ware
Council, Committee on Discrimination.
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.