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African American Studies at Beinecke Library

Descriptions of materials on view in the exhibtion.
February 19, 2018
Frederick Douglass correspondence with William L. Thomas
February 9, 2018
Student-curated pop-up exhibitions from the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection
December 29, 2017
Ten fascinating books, photos, collections, archives, documents and topics…related to wriiting African American Women Writers
November 11, 2017
Poetry Readings by Rickey Laurentiis and Ocean Vuong,Thursday, November 2, 4:00PM
October 20, 2017
Travis Scholl's “Reading Lyric: Essay and Archive” published in Fourth Genre 19:2 (Fall 2017), 165-170, considers marginalia found in the James Weldon Johnson Papers
October 16, 2017
Materials from Prof. Daphne Brooks's seminar Protest Music in America and the Black Freedom Struggle Materials Relating to “We Shall Overcome,” Spirituals, Jubilee Singers1.       Charles Albert Tindley, “This world is one great battlefield…” a.k.a. “I’ll overcome some day” BrSides Box 2015 5342.       Slave Songs of the United States (1867), JWJ V1 AL5 1867
September 27, 2017


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