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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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May 19, 2014
Commencement Day 2014 was a picture perfect day for our beaming senior graduating students, Ph.D. recipients and even our faculty members: see all the names of our...
May 19, 2014
Sam Greenlee, a novelist and poet best known for a low-budget 1973 movie made from his novel “The Spook Who Sat by the Door,” which envisioned a black power revolution led by...
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May 12, 2014
Ashley James (English/AFAM) and Tina Post (AMST/AFAM) have been named Beinecke Graduate Student Research Fellows for 2014-2015. The honor allows them to pursue their research...
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May 7, 2014
Speaking with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, Kathleen Cleaver (Sr. Lecturer, African American Studies) and Danny Glover discussed the legacy of the Black Panther Party and...
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May 5, 2014
The 2014 Sylvia Ardyn Boone Prize has been awarded to two degree recipients:  Kristin Graves (Fren/AFAM) for her essay, “Mapping La Belle Creole,” and Anna Kesson (HSAR/AFAM...
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May 5, 2014
David Joseph-Gotenier is the 2014 William Pickens Prize winner for  outstanding senior essay in the field of African and African American Studies. The Pickens Prize carries a...

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