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 honors MLK throughout January (Yale Daily News)

    January 20, 2021

  • In Pieces: Lives of Literary Archives

    January 3, 2021

  • Ann Petry Papers

    December 2, 2020

    The Ann Petry Manuscripts collection in the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection ( JWJ MSS 206 ) contains the writings of American author Ann Petry...
  • Creativity in 2020: A History in Motion

    November 23, 2020

    We asked Justin, poet and student at the Yale Prison Education Initiative, to reflect on creativity in 2020. In response, he shared this poem, a rich and...