African American Studies at Beinecke Library

Collections, events, and news from the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters.
  • In Memoriam

    January 7, 2009

    Eartha Kitt (January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008), photographed by Carl Van Vechten on October 19, 1954. Additional images of Eartha Kitt are available in the...
  • Ella Barksdale Brown Papers

    December 3, 2008

  • Lucille Clifton Poetry Reading

    November 24, 2008

    Tuesday, December 2, 5:30pm Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel Street (NOTE: this event will not take place at Beinecke Library) Co-sponsored by the Yale...
  • Beinecke Image Guides

    November 10, 2008

    The Beinecke Library is pleased to announce the addition of browseable image “collections” to our Digital Library . The collections have been selected from...
  • Richard Wright, Native Son, and the Beinecke

    October 29, 2008

    The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection at the Beinecke Library is pleased to announce a new podcast: Richard Wright, Native Son, and the Beinecke: Being...
  • A Celebration of New Writing

    October 13, 2008

    Young African American Poets: A Celebration of New Writing Poetry Readings by Evie Shockly, Douglas Kearney, and Amaud Jamal Johnson Tuesday, October 28, 4pm...
  • Celebrating Richard Wright

    September 10, 2008

    The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection at the Beinecke Library will cosponsor a centenary celebration of Richard Wright’s writing and life on September...
  • Readings at Yale University, Fall 2008

    September 8, 2008

    All events are free and open to the public; additions and changes will be posted on line: http://beineckepoetry.wordpress.com/readings-at-yale-university/ . To...