African American Studies at Beinecke Library
Chicago Renaissance: Literature and Art in the Midwest Metropolis By Liesl Olson
July 24, 2017
The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters is pleased to welcome scholars and students to consult the Leviticus Lyon Papers (JWJ MSS 173) which have recently been fully organized and described.
July 24, 2017
Beinecke Fellow David Hendy's documentary on Langston Hughes' 1964 BBC radio series, 'The Negro in America'
July 21, 2017
New Scholarship from Beinecke Library Collections: “Prophet of Harlem: The Conversion of Claude McKay” By Griffin Oleynick in Commonweal, July 7, 2017
July 9, 2017
Submit information about your research in Beinecke Library collections.
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
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