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African American Studies at Beinecke Library

Eartha Kitt (January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008), photographed by Carl Van Vechten on October 19, 1954.
January 7, 2009
The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies announced today that Yale poet and professor Elizabeth Alexander will read at the swearing in of President-elect Barack Obama on January 20th.
December 17, 2008
The Beinecke Library’s James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection is pleased to announce that the Ella Barksdale Brown Papers have been fully processed and a new Guide to the Papers has been posted online: Guide to the Ella Barksdale Brown Papers (JWJ MSS 41).
December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 5:30pm Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel Street
November 24, 2008
November 10, 2008


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