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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...
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!  Photos: https://www.instagram.com/afam.yale/...
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...