African American Studies at Beinecke Library
At the height of the Depression, Negro Housewives Leagues recognized the importance of the purchasing power in the hands of African American women and endeavored to harness that power in support of African-American owned businesses. They worked to improve employment opportunities and enhance economic development in African American communities. The National Negro Housewives League was founded in 1933, uniting Negro Housewives Leagues in several major US cities, including Detroit, Baltimore, Cincinnati, and St. Louis; Fannie B.
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Yale professor Elizabeth Alexander has been awarded the first Jackson Prize for Poetry from Poets & Writers, Inc. The $50,000 prize honors an American poet of exceptional talent who has published at least one book of recognized literary merit but has not yet received major national acclaim. Professor Alexander was selected by three esteemed judges: the poets Lucille Clifton, Stephen Dunn, and Jane Hirshfield.
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