The Barneys of Flushing Meadows American History

By Stephen R. Barney, Jr.


Stories of the Barney family members who lived between 1800 and 1940. They lived on Manhattan Island, Bay Side, Flushing and Long Island, New York and Tennessee. The family is traced using census and other official documentation. This book is particularly significant because the Barney family, although involved in many American historical events, has never been documented.


















This book has been accepted into the archives of, but not limited to:

The Broomfield Library, Essex, UK

The East Tennessee History Center, Knoxville, TN

The Library of Congress of the United States of America, Washington, D.C.

The Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA

The Mozambique Museum of Natural History, Maputo, Mozambique

The National Museum of Haiti, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

The New York Historical Society, New York, NY

The Pennsylvania Historical Society, Philadelphia, PA

The Queens County Historical Society, Flushing, NY

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY


Stephen Richardson Barney, Jr., a cousin of the Matinecock Nation is a Retired Director, Information Technology for New York City; Computer Scientist, Musician and Author.


"In my lifetime I witnessed Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X) and the urban riots and political assassinations of the 1960s, the first African American Mayors of major U. S. cities, the first African American Governors, and the first African American President Barack Obama. I saw Africans break the shackles of colonialism and apartheid and Nelson Mandela become the President of South Africa; and I saw the African Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations (U. N.) lead the world; but I have also personally witnessed that discrimination persists in: healthcare, education, jobs, housing, law enforcement, adjudication and the prison system, proving that freedom, justice and equality requires that each generation be forever vigilant in the fight for human rights."

Borrowed from the Website for the book.

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