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June 27, 2017
Images of slave ships packed with human cargo played an important role in abolitionist efforts to eradicate the international slave trade and end the practice of slavery in the United States. These images circulated in various publications, calling attention to aspects of the horrific Middle Passage of Africans forcibly removed from their native lands and enslaved in the American south.
June 25, 2017
A new exhibtion curated by Hilton Als at the David Zwirner Gallery draws on Carl Van Vechten's photographs
February 28, 2017
Quick research resources for the Yale Collection of American Literature and the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection
February 22, 2017
Tonya Foster, Layli Long Soldier, & Safiya Sinclair: Poetry Readings & Round Table Discussion at Beinecke Library, March 9 & 10
February 3, 2017
Please join us at Beinecke Library for a poetry reading by Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa on Thursday, February 23, 4:00 PM
February 3, 2017
James Weldon Johnson Fellow Emily Bernard's recent "Mondays at Beinecke" talk—about Carl Van Vechten, the Harlem Renaissance, and the creation of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters—is now available online
January 26, 2017

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