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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August 14, 2020
You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Zoom is Yale’s audio and visual conferencing platform. Topic: African American Studies Information Session Time: Aug 14, 2020 12:...
August 10, 2020
“Music is my refuge.” This is how Maya Angelou opens her third memoir, “Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas,” from 1976. When she was piecing together a...
Vintage: Families of Value film collage
July 16, 2020
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Thomas Allen Harris’ debut film VINTAGE: FAMILIES OF VALUE, Third World Newsreel and Family Pictures USA present “Black Families Through...