African-American Studies

In this interdisciplinary seminar, explore the multifaceted history, culture, and legacy of African Americans in the United States. Delve into seminal works and pivotal topics, including the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, Toni Morrison’s literature, the art of Jacob Lawrence, and the ongoing discourse on racial identity. Drawing on Yale’s exceptional resources, such as the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library; the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition; and the Afro-American Cultural Center, engage in discussions and critical analysis to gain a nuanced understanding of the enduring contributions and struggles of African Americans in the nation’s history and contemporary society.