News

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...
Rizvana Bradley
August 15, 2019
Rizvana Bradley has won the prestigious Gertrude Lippincott Award for her article, “Black Cinematic Gesture and the Aesthetics of Contagion,” (The Drama Review, v.  62, no. 1...
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...
Thomas Allen Harris
August 9, 2019
Award-winning filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris’ timely new PBS project, “Family Pictures USA,” creates a space for dialogue across the differences and healing in communities....
Professor Daphne Brooks
July 22, 2019
In “The Beautiful Struggle,” Professor Daphne Brooks writes a poignant “meditative syllabus” on Saidiya Hartman’s latest book, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments:...
Prof. David Blight
July 22, 2019
In this New York Times op-ed, ”Lincoln Would Not Recognize His Own Party,” historian David Blight takes measure of how the contemporary Republican Party has transformed from...
Claudia Rankine: "I wanted to know what white men thought about their privilege. So I asked."
July 19, 2019
The New York Times Magazine published an essay by poet Claudia Rankine that reflects on  what it means to  examine white male privilege in  American society. The essay, “I...
David W. Blight
July 10, 2019
David William Blight has been appointed the Sterling Professor of History, of African American Studies, and of American Studies, Yale News announced today. Blight is a...
June 25, 2019
Three distinguished and beloved scholars in African American Studies retired at the end of the spring 2019 term. For decades at Yale, their enlightened teaching and mentoring...
Professor Hazel Carby
June 18, 2019
Hazel V. Carby retired at the end of spring 2019 term, capping a 30-year career as a scholar and mentor to her students at Yale University.  Yale News paid tribute to...
Documentary Poster: "A Long Way from Home"
June 17, 2019
Matt Jacobson ‘s documentary, A Long Way from Home: The Untold Story of Baseball’s Desegregation, has received the  prestigious Gold Telly Award which honors excellence in...