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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...
Edward Rugemer
June 11, 2019
Edward Rugemer’s recently published book, Slave Law and the Politics of Resistance in the Early Atlantic World, has been awarded the prestigious 2019 World History...
Danya Pilgrim, PhD, Yale University
May 20, 2019
 Congratulations to our graduating African American Studies  seniors, Masters degree and PhD degree recipients – well done! 
Phoenix Alexander
May 16, 2019
Beinecke librarians and staff pay tribute to Phoenix Alexander, ‘19, PhD,  acknowledging his innate talent for librarianship which emerged through graduate student projects...
Eleanor Pritchett
May 1, 2019
Eleanor “Ellie” Pritchett, YC ‘19, has made a contribution to the of field of book design–and a particularly significant contribution to the study of Harlem Renaissance...
David W. Blight
April 15, 2019
David W. Blight has been awarded the 2019 Putlizer Prize for his widely 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,...
Simone Browne
March 31, 2019
In an interview published on Yale Herald, Simone Browne, a Presidential Visiting Fellow in  theAfrican American Studies Department for the 2018–2019 academic year, and an...
March 27, 2019
Daphne Ann Brooks, recently named as the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of African American Studies, is a scholar of African-American literature and culture, performance...