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Soul Passages

The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters has acquired more than 100 books included on the reading list of the Soul Passages Book Club, a Hartford, Connecticut, based reading group dedicated for more than 20 years to African American literary culture. Information about Soul Passages can be found online here: Soul Passages: A Book Club.

Many of the books are already available in Orbis, Yale University Library’s Catalog for Books, and new titles are being added daily (a key word search for Soul Passages will retrieve the complete list of books cataloged to date: Orbis). 


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