African American Studies at Beinecke Library

Collections, events, and news from the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters.
  • Beinecke event highlights failed effort to make New Haven the site of America’s first HBCU (Yale Daily News)

    September 12, 2023

  • Beinecke Readings Examine Freedom From All Angles (New Haven Independentt)

    July 6, 2023

  • Bill Lowe Keeps The Renaissance Alive (New Haven Independent)

    June 14, 2023

  • Yale Camerata to celebrate African American history and culture

    April 27, 2023

  • Uncovering the link between 'Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing' and Yale's historic Beinecke Collection (Connecticut Public Radio/WNPR)

    March 23, 2023

  • History, found. Richard Henry Greene was the first Black graduate of Yale College. Now, we can see him.

    March 1, 2023