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Photo of Elizabeth Alexander
January 20, 2014
In commemoration of the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday for the PBS Newshour, Elizabeth Alexander read from her work as a way to reflect on Dr. King: “I wanted to let us...
Photo of Vesla Weaver
January 13, 2014
The Sunday New York Times featured an op-ed co-written by Vesla Weaver, Assistant Professor of Political Science and African American Studies: “Is the United States a ‘Racial...
Photo of Amiri Baraka
January 9, 2014
Amiri Baraka, the provocative Black writer, activist and iconic figure of the 1960’s Black Arts Movement, died today in Newark, NJ. He was 79 years old. Mr. Baraka taught at...
Photo of Jonathan Holloway
January 8, 2014
Jonathan Holloway talks with James G. Basker, president, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, about themes in Holloway’s recently published book, Jim Crow...
Image of Austin Reed prison memoir
December 12, 2013
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library has acquired a memoir of prison life written in the 19th century and attributed to an African American man serving a sentence in...
Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013
December 5, 2013
A revolutionary, statesman and world icon whose righteous campaign for social equality shamed a nation and ushered in an era of political redress that he had championed for...
Angela Onwuachi-Willig
November 21, 2013
An article in The New York Times this week quoted a prosecutor in Detroit as saying that race relations seemed more troubled than ever: “I think when the president was...
November 19, 2013
Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Hon. Perry G. Christie, presented to Pope Francis a copy of Assistant Professor Erica James’s book, Love & Responsibility: The...
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October 28, 2013
In her opinion piece,  “’I Wish I Were Black’ and Other Tales of Privilege,” Angela Onwuachi-Willig reflects on the challenges that Black students face in surmounting socio-...
Photo of book cover, Accordng to Our Hearts
October 24, 2013
Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Charles M. and Marion J. Kierscht Professor of Law, University of Iowa College of Law, who is currently at Yale pursuing a Ph.D. (Sociology/African...
October 21, 2013
Vesla Mae Weaver, assistant professor of Political Science and African American Studies, Yale University, will give a talk at the Urban Ethnography Workshop, Monday, October...

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