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July 11, 2014
Melissa Castillo Garsow, author of Pure Bronx, will participate in the Harlem Book Fair panel, “The New Urban Aesthetics: The Black Arts Movement, Revised,” moderated by Mark...
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June 26, 2014
Wills Glasspiegel’s recently published article, “Footwork: 10 Essential Tracks,” in Pitchfork, is an introduction to the footwork music and dance genre from Chicago,...
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June 20, 2014
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Professor Elizabeth Alexander to discuss the black art aesthetic and whether hip hop is poetry. Professor Alexander is the...
June 8, 2014
Christopher Lebron, assistant professor of African American Studies and Philosophy at Yale, has won the American Political Science Association’s prestigious Best First...
May 31, 2014
Vogue Knights: Presented by Qween Beat is a short video that Will Glasspiegel (African American Studies/American Studies ‘18) directed in May 2014 for VICE in partnership...
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May 30, 2014
A provocative assessment of the contemporary carceral state for American democracy, Arresting Citizenship argues that the broad reach of the criminal justice system has...
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May 28, 2014
Artist and writer Maya Angelou, who first captivated readers with her candid autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), and sustained a vitally engaged audience...
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May 27, 2014
Wendell Adjetey (History/African American Studies, 2018) has won Canada’s top academic distinction, the Trudeau Fellowship. Read the story reported by YaleNews:...
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May 23, 2014
King advisor Vincent G. Harding, a historian and lay minister who wrote what is said to be the Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s most controversial address, died Monday in a...
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May 21, 2014
Yale President Peter Salovey announced on May 21, 2014, that Jonathan Holloway, has been been appointed dean of Yale College. Holloway is currently Chair and Professor,...
May 20, 2014
Crystal Feimster has been awarded the prestigious Yale Provost Teaching Prize for the 2013-2014 term. An important honor, the Provost Teaching Prize is given annually to...

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