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African American Studies at Beinecke Library

Multitudes: A Celebration of the Yale Collection of American Literature, 1911–2011 July 8 through October 1, 2011 Do I contradict myself? Very well then . . . . I contradict myself; I am large . . . . I contain multitudes.
July 6, 2011
The Amos Beman Scrapbook collection includes news clippings related to and collected by Amos Gerry Beman, a black minister in New Haven, Connecticut. Beman was a national leader during the mid-nineteenth century, a proponent of abolition, suffrage, temperance and educational and moral reform.
April 21, 2011
Tuesday, April 5 at 4:00, Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG), The Schlesinger Visiting Writer Series presents: Kevin Young, the Atticus Haygood Professor of English and Creative Writing, and Curator of Literary Collections and the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library, Emory University.
April 1, 2011
Natasha Trethewey, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Thomas Sayers Ellis, Poetry Reading Thursday, March 31, 2011 5:30 PM Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel Street An Evening of Poetry at the Gallery Contact:
March 28, 2011
THE JAMES WELDON JOHNSON MEMORIAL LECTURE | 2011   A Reading & Conversation with New Yorker critic Hilton Als Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 4:00 pm
March 16, 2011
Detailed information about collection materials featured in the current exhibition, Psyche & Muse: Creative Entanglements with the Science of the Soul are now available online: Psyche & Muse online .
March 9, 2011


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