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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June 26, 2020
SEASON 3 EPISODE 9 Axios 22 This edition examines the future of police reform, economy, public safety and the 2020 election, featuring interviews with: Former Minority...
June 24, 2020
Between 1987 and 1995, public television released four independent documentaries by filmmaker Marlon Riggs: Tongues Untied, Black Is … Black Ain’t , Color...
June 19, 2020
Click here for African American Studies’ response to the recent police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and Rayshard Brooks. A Call to...