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.
  • 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

  • Restored Richard Wright novel hits bestseller lists (AP via The Oakland Press)

    May 13, 2021