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The history of private schools founded by people of African Ancestry in New York is divided on this website into three areas.  Additional related research and publications produced may be found under the Research tab.

Please know that it is a work in progress - and be encouraged to contribute.


History of 

Historically Black Independent Schools in New York City

1704 – 2017

History of the

Association of Historically Black Independent Schools (AHBIS)

1988 - Present

History of the Various

Associations in that Supported Black Independent Schools in NYC 

1701 - 2001

We look forward to one day publishing our research on data collected on 

historically black boarding schools.  Some of these schools are no longer in existance.

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