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Elijah Anderson
January 29, 2013
Eli Anderson has been awarded the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award, “given for work in the intellectual traditions of the African-American scholars W.E.B. DuBois, Oliver Cromwell...
William Casey King
January 18, 2013
Alum William Casey King (‘10) explores how “ambition,” as expressed in Barack H. Obama’s presidency, may redefine traditional expressions of this character trait as...
Elizabeth Alexander
January 18, 2013
Elizabeth Alexander talks about her role and experience being chosen as the poet for President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009 in a q&a with The National...
Robert Stepto
January 18, 2013
Robert Stepto is the featured speaker at a special Shabbat service to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., to be held at Congregation B’nai Jacob, 75 Rimmon Road, in...
Terri Francis
January 17, 2013
In her CNN.com op-ed, Terri Francis commits herself to engage in the public discourse on gun violence and challenges the rest of us to do so as well (“Gun control: It’s...
January 17, 2013
Elizabeth Alexander and Joseph Roach discuss “The Art of Inauguration,” today, on @Yale Live, January 17, 2013, at 12 noon.      View Elizabeth Alexander’s faculty...
January 9, 2013
David Blight is a featured historian in “The Abolitionists,” the acclaimed PBS/American Experience documentary, airing January 8, 15 and 22, 2013. View David Blight’s...
Photo of Rhiana Gunn-Wright
November 21, 2012
Rhiana Gunn-Wright (‘11), an African American Studies and WGSS major, is named a Rhodes scholar, among seven other Yale students awarded 2013 Rhodes Scholarships. The honors...
November 17, 2012
 Crystal Feimster was a panelist at the NYC screening of “The Central Park Five,” withdocumentary filmmakers Sarah Burns and David McMahon, on Thursday, November 15, 2012. (...
October 23, 2012
Crystal Feimster will deliver the Southern Association for Women Historians’ annual address. “Indecent and Obscene”: White Officers, Black Women, and Rape in the “Contraband...
October 18, 2012
Marcus Hunter’s letter to the editor of the New York Times (“Republican attitudes toward urban America,” The Opinion Pages, Oct. 17), responds to a statement about the...