James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection

The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection (JWJ) documents and celebrates the cultural and artistic achievements and the intellectual and political activities of African Americans.
  • Yale’s Beinecke Library Acquired 200+ Prints by Legendary Photographer Gordon Parks (Culture Type)

    November 20, 2021

  • Trove of Gordon Parks “Study Sets” Comes to Yale Library

    November 9, 2021

  • Getting Started

    September 3, 2021

    Research in American and African American Literature at Beinecke Library: Getting Started Archival research is fascinating and fun – but it can be complicated...
  • We Hold These Truths ...

    June 27, 2021

    A special outdoor display of images of some essential documents of United States history from the collections. In the weeks before and after Independence Day,...
  • Juneteenth 2021 and the work still to do

    June 18, 2021