African American Studies at Beinecke Library

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

    May 12, 2008

    Cell Song Night Music Slanted Light strike the cave of sleep. I alone tread the red circle and twist the space with speech. Come now, etheridge, don’t be a...
  • James Weldon Johnson Fellowship

    April 21, 2008

    The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library is pleased to announce the establishment of an annual James Weldon Johnson Fellowship in African American Studies...
  • Questions Answered

    April 16, 2008

    The Beinecke Library is pleased to announce its new staffed reference desk. Researchers and students are welcome to visit the desk to consult with Beinecke...
  • Lift Every Voice and Sing

    April 9, 2008

    In Battell, 1,000 voices lifted in tribute to MLK Reported by Robert Kruse; published Monday, April 7, 2008, Yale Daily News Photographs by Michael Marsland...
  • Lift Every Voice and Sing

    March 27, 2008

    The Duke Ellington Fellowship at Yale, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Yale School of Musi, and the Yale University Provost’s Office...
  • Jubilee Singers

    March 11, 2008

    The Jubilee Singers were established in 1871 by Fisk University treasurer George L. White to raise funds for the newly-opened university. The group included...
  • Richard Wright Letters

    February 26, 2008

    The Beinecke Library has recently acquired a collection of fifty-three previously unpublished letters from Richard Wright to Margaret Ellen Barnes of Oberlin,...
  • Stephen Longstreet: Harlem Sketch Books

    February 4, 2008

    The Stephen Longstreet Papers at the Beinecke Library have recently been cataloged and a new collection finding aid is now available: Stephen Longstreet Papers...
  • Countee Cullen Collection

    January 17, 2008

    The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters includes a small collection of papers relating to the life and work of...
  • African American Sailor's Journal

    December 20, 2007

    The Beinecke Library has acquired a manuscript journal kept by Charles Benson, an African American sailor who served as steward on board the Salem, MA, based...