On March 25, 1965, Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to the largest civil rights demonstration in Southern history: more than 25,000 people at the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, at the end of a 5-day voting rights march from Selma. King’s analysis of the roots of racial segregation drew on C. Vann Woodward’s The Strange Career of Jim Crow, first published by Oxford University Press in 1955. Woodward joined the Yale faculty in 1961. He was in Montgomery that day with other historians organized by John Hope Franklin to support the march.
January 11, 2018
2017 Bollingen Prize Winner Jean Valentine to Read at Beinecke Library, October 12
September 27, 2017
Andrew Keogh, The Gutenberg Bible as a Typographical Monument, The Yale University Library Gazette, Vol. 1, No. 1 (JUNE 1926), published by: the Yale University Library
September 21, 2017
Susanne F. Roberts, “Surviving Adversity: The Spinelli Family 1550-1650"
September 17, 2017
Please note: the limted edition poster sales have ended. Net profits from the sale of the poster benefit New Haven Reads, a community resource center dedicated to literacy, tutoring, and educational family support, and operating a community book bank, all at no cost to participants.Thanks to Mo Willems, for donating the artwork for the poster and to Scott Sosebee, Megan Mangum of Words that Work, and Cannelli Printers.
August 23, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017, marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Langston Hughes (1902-1967). His legacy lives strong in the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, where the Langston Hughes Papers are the single most-consulted archive among the library's extensive holdings.
May 20, 2017