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African American Studies at Beinecke Library

Ten fascinating books, manuscripts, collections...related to the Harlem Renaissance.
October 14, 2013
"Racialized Blindness in Native Son" by Julie Lowenstein, Y' 2016
October 3, 2013
Thadious Davis to give the 2013 James Weldon Johnson Memorial Lecture
July 3, 2013
An online exhibition curated by the students in Paige McGinley's “African American Theater” class
May 14, 2013
The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection is pleased to announce a new digital image guide: Robert Reed, The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict, or the Inmate of a Gloomy Prison; an unpublished manuscript, [ca. 1858]
May 2, 2013
Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of The New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, will be speaking at Beinecke Library, at 1pm on Mary 1. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of African American Studies' Endeavors Colloquium Series.
May 1, 2013
A new book about James Weldon Johnson by Donald C. Gallup Fellow Noelle Morrissette
April 23, 2013


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