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 10, 2020
“Are you OK?” It was an ominous way to wake up: a ping from a text 15 minutes before my morning alarm would have buzzed. The message was from a friend—not a close one,...