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Juneteenth New Haven

This event will take place at the Connecticut Violence Intervention Program located at 230 Ashmun Street, New Haven.
Join us for this fun, free, family event with African American history, artifacts, arts & crafts, college essay/college preparation support, DJ Triple Threat, employment information, fire safety, healthy information, line dancing, local performers, vendors, and more!
Hosted by the Decedents of the 29th Colored Regiment, The Kiyama Movement, Hands on Moving and Storage, and the Amistad Committee Inc.

Mondays at Beinecke: Finding Robert M. Park in the Archives and in New Haven with Hope McGrath

This presentation will focus on the life and legacy of Robert M. Park, his family, the Black community in New Haven, and Yale in the 19th century. A founder of the Temple Street Church, now the Dixwell Avenue Congregational United Church of Christ and a delegate to the Connecticut State Convention of Colored Men in 1849, Park was a noted community builder and leader. He worked, variously, as a custodian around campus and at the Hopkins School, and as a laboratory assistant to Yale Professors Benjamin Silliman, Sr. and Jr. Several of Park’s grandchildren attended Yale.

Mondays at Beinecke: W. E. B. Du Bois in New Haven and in the Archives at Yale

Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois, one of America’s greatest intellectuals and activists and a pre-eminent figure for civil rights in America and the global Pan-African movement, was born 155 years ago on February 23, 1868, and died 60 years ago, on August 27, 1963. Du Bois had many New Haven connections: his grandparents lived and were buried here, his wife Shirley Graham is a Yale Drama graduate, his close confidants included New Haven’s George Crawford, he published a book with the Knights of Columbus, and in the 1940s he donated a significant set of papers to Yale. .

Mondays at Beinecke: New Haven 1831 & What Could Have Been with Tubyez Cropper, Charles Warner, Jr., and Alvin Ashiatey

Zoom webinar registration:
A Mondays at Beinecke online gallery talk considering the story of the 1831 proposal for a college in New Haven that would have been America’s first HBCU. The talk is in conjunction with the release of a new documentary short film directed by Tubyez Cropper and narrated by Charles Warner, Jr., with design assistance from Alvin Ashiatey. Watch & share the short documentary on the Beinecke Library YouTube channel:

Nathan Alan Davis: Windham-Campbell Prizes Virtual Festival

The sixth in a weekly series on Wednesdays at 12 noon ET featuring 2021 Windham-Campbell Prize Recipients in a 30-40 minute pre-recorded streaming video presentation featuring a live chat box, followed by a Zoom Q&A with that week’s featured writer. Future sessions include:
10/27 – Kate Briggs
11/3 – Dionne Brand
11/10 – The Windham-Campbell Lecture by US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo.

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