Gather Out of Star-Dust: The Harlem Renaissance & the Beinecke Library, a major building-wide exhibition, continues on view at the library, 121 Wall Street, New Haven, Connecticut, through April 17.
African American literary and artistic achievements are showcased in a new exhibition, “Destined to Be Known: The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection at 75,” at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University. The exhibition runs Sept. 23 – Dec. 10 in the library, 121 Wall St., which is always free and open to the public.
March 7, 2018: Yale University today announced the 2018 recipients of the Windham-Campbell Prizes. The eight recipients, honored for their literary achievement or promise, will receive a $165,000 individual prize to support their writing.
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.
Holiday cards made and received by Langston Hughes on temporary display, December 8 -- December 20, 2017.
The Mina Loy Papers (YCAL MSS 6) have been digitized in their entirety and are available in the Beinecke’s Digital Library Collection.
Raffi Donatich considers correspondence in the Thornton Wilder Papers
October 7, 2017