African American Studies at Beinecke Library

Collections, events, and news from the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters.
  • 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...
  • “No Crystal Stair”

    June 30, 2008

    The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection has recently acquired a group of working manuscripts prepared by African American writers for the Writers Project...
  • Blogs and Special Collections

    June 20, 2008

    Some of the creators and administrators of Beinecke Library blogs will be joining with other blogging special collections librarians and curators to present a...