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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September 17, 2019
Daphne Brooks takes readers along a tour revealing jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams’ insights into her musical virtuosity in the NPR article, “ ‘Drag ‘Em’: How Movement...
Daphne A. Brooks
August 16, 2019
 ”She was, in my mind, a rebel sister theorist of music,” writes Daphne A. Brooks in her tribute to the literary icon and Nobel laureate, Toni Morrison, who passed away on...
Daphne A. Brooks
August 15, 2019
A series of summer performances in Harlem, known as “Black Woodstock,” is the subject of Daphne A. Brooks’ New York Times article, “At ‘Black Woodstock,’ an All-Star Lineup...