Welcome to the Department of African American Studies at Yale. The African American Studies Department examines, from numerous disciplinary perspectives, the experiences of people of African descent in Black Atlantic societies, including the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America. More

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Hazel Carby and Saidiya Hartman
January 24, 2020
Hazel Carby and Saidiya Hartman, two eminent scholars and long-time intellectual collaborators in the realm of race, culture and black women’s lives, sat down for a...
January 21, 2020
Associate Professor Crystal Feimster talks about her course focusing on the “long Civil Rights Movement” with Yale President Peter Salovey, to commemorate Martin Luther King...
Crystal Feimster and Angela Davis 0116_2020
January 17, 2020
Political activist Angela Y. Davis delivered the keynote address at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. observance at Yale on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Following her remarks...