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African American Studies at Beinecke Library

Welcome A. Bartlett Giamatti Fellow Nadia Nurhussein, University of Massachusetts, Boston. Fellowship project: Documenting Abyssinia: Imperial Ethiopia and African-American Literature.
October 1, 2012
Arnold Rampersad “Reflections on Nationalism and Literature” Tuesday, September 18, 4pm Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street James Weldon Johnson Memorial Lecture  Contact:
September 12, 2012
The Beinecke library is pleased to announce that the Solomon Sir Jones film collection is now available for research; the films can be viewed online from the library's web page:  SOLOMON SIR JONES FILMS, 1924-1928. The Solomon Sir Jones films consist of 29 silent black and white films documenting African-American communities in Oklahoma from 1924 to 1928. The films measure 12,800 feet (355 min).
September 4, 2012
Madam C. J. Walker (1867-1919) was a leading African-American businesswoman in the 1910s, and a pioneer in the beauty industry.
August 2, 2012
History and Ordinary Womanhood by Teresa Barnes
July 12, 2012
Congratulations to 2009 James Weldon Johnson Memorial Fellow Natasha Trethewey, the next Poet Laureate of the United States. New Laureate Looks Deep Into Memory
June 7, 2012


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