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African American Studies at Beinecke Library

Resources for Professor Elizabeth Alexander's Theorizing Racial Formations class (AF AM 505), Fall 2014
October 15, 2014
A recently-acquired archival collection documenting the "Red Summer" of 1919
September 23, 2014
The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is thrilled to announce that it has acquired the Cave Canem Foundation Records.
September 9, 2014
The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is excited to announce that it has acquired the literary archive of award-winning poet, dramatist, and literary activist Cornelius Eady.
September 9, 2014
Poets Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady visit Yale on October 9, 2014
August 29, 2014
The James Weldon Johnson Collection of African American Arts and letters remembers actress, playwright, and activist Ruby Dee, 1922-2014. Read more about Dee's pathbreaking career: New York Times Obituary of Ruby Dee. Image: Photograph of Ruby Dee by Carl Van Vechten, Carl Van Vechten Papers (JWJ Van Vechten).
June 12, 2014
The James Weldon Johnson Collection Honors Poet Maya Angelou, 1928-2014
May 28, 2014

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