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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David W. Blight
April 15, 2019
David W. Blight has been awarded the 2019 Putlizer Prize for his widley acclaimed  biography, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.” Blight’s book was lauded for being “a...
Elijah Anderson
April 11, 2019
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia will host a seminar titled “Race, Poverty, and the Irregular Economy” with Elijah Anderson on Friday, April 12, in Philadelphia...
Lucy Caplan
April 4, 2019
 On April April 4 this year at the National Sawdust in Brooklyn, Lucy Caplan, in partnership with AMOC, led “Listening to Tom-Tom, a discussion of the 1932 opera by author,...