African American Studies at Beinecke Library
Picture Freedom: Remaking Black Visuality in the Early Nineteenth Century by Jasmine Nicole CobbScholar Jasmine Nicole Cobb compares William Townsend's sketches of captive Africans from the schooner Amistad, held at the Beinecke, to later images of African Americans.From the Publisher:
April 22, 2015
The Heritage Theater Ensemble will perform scenes from play featured in the Beinecke Exhibition "Casting Shadows" on Saturday, April 18 at 1 p.m.
April 9, 2015
Nathaniel Mackey, winner of the 2015 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry, visits Yale on Thursday, March 26th
March 9, 2015
Professor Jacqueline Goldsby has edited a new edition of James Weldon Johnson's "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man"; the book is part of the Norton Critical Editions series.
March 2, 2015
James Campbell reviews The Letters of Langston Hughes in the Wall Street Journal
February 26, 2015
Nathaniel Mackey has been named the winner of Yale’s 2015 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry, joining a list of past winners that includes such luminaries as Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, E.E. Cummings, and Marianne Moore.
February 2, 2015
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