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African American Studies at Beinecke Library

Photographic Proofs, A Graduate Student Conference “A photograph passes for incontrovertible proof that a given thing happened. The picture may distort; but there is always a presumption that something exists, or did exist, which is like what's in the picture.” – Susan Sontag   “But the proof of the pictures was in the reading. The photographs had to have their status as truth produced and institutionally sanctioned.” – John Tagg
July 11, 2007
Joel Spingarn was an educator and writer who published works of literary criticism and collections of his own poetry. He is most well-known for his involvement in social reform, primarily his work with the NAACP, which he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and President. Spingarn's wife Amy was a writer and artist; his brother, Arthur B.
June 23, 2007
Michelle Martin is an Associate Professor of English at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, where she teaches courses in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Women’s Literature.
May 18, 2007
The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters is pleased to announce the acquisition of 7 sketchbooks of drawings by African American artist Masood Ali Wilbert Warren.
May 15, 2007


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