Arnold Rampersad "Reflections on Nationalism & Literature"
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.
The exhibition gallery is closed while the library's building is under renovation.
Temporary Reading Room Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 am to 4:45 pm
The temporary reading room is located in Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, across Wall Street from the Beinecke.