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Arnold Rampersad "Reflections on Nationalism & Literature"

Arnold Rampersad
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 4:00pm

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (BRBL)
121 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511

Arnold Rampersad presents the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Lecture

"Reflections on Nationalism and Literature"

Arnold Rampersad is one of the nation’s premier biographers and has authored books on W.E.B. DuBois, Jackie Robinson, Arthur Ashe, and Ralph Ellison. His two-volume 'The Life of Langston Hughes' is generally regarded the definitive biography of the poet.

Rampersad has received fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Rockefeller Foundation. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. He has taught at Columbia, Princeton, Rutgers, and Stanford Universities.

Co-sponsored by the Yale University Department of African American Studies.
Free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

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