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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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April 16, 2014
Congratulations to Shawnna Thomas (‘15), on the recent distinction of being named a 2014 Wallace Prize second place fiction winner for her short story, “Children with...
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April 9, 2014
Nigerian poet, playwright and Nobel Prize recipient Wole Soyinka delivered the 2014 Henry Louis Gates Jr., Lecture on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the Whitney Humanities...
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April 8, 2014
Elijah Anderson talks about his new book, The Iconic Ghetto, and his theory of a new racism manifested in the murder of Trayvon Martin, distinguishable he says from the overt...
Photo of Jonathan Holloway speaking at Stillman College
March 20, 2014
“Yale Professor Jonathan Holloway describes childhood, civil rights in community-wide lecture” Yale University African American Studies Professor and Department Chair...

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