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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...
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March 20, 2014
At the first Calhoun College reunion in February, alumni debated what would be a meaningful way to make visible the legacy of slavery woven into Yale’s origins, and...
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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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February 28, 2014
Kaneesha Parsard’s review, “The Medium of Emancipation,” a review of Lawrence Scott’s book, Light Falling on Bamboo (2012) appeared in small axe salon, 28...
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February 25, 2014
Vesla Weaver and Kica Matos have written an editorial published today in YDN, “Recognize, revalue and rid,” that urges local government—and citizens—to address...
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February 14, 2014
Phoenix Alexander will present a paper on the topic, “Power-as-rupture, power facilitating,” at the 40th Annual Conference of the African Literature Association - Texts,...
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February 7, 2014
AS UCLA considers departmentalization of its African American Studies program, Robin D.G. Kelley has written an incisive argument for departmentalization, answering exhausted...

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