Frederick Douglass’ address in New Haven, October 25, 1888

"Despite his age, Douglass campaigned vigorously for Benjamin Harrison during the 1888 presidential campaign. After weeks spent in Indiana and Michigan, Douglass arrived in New Haven, Connecticut, for a major address on 25 October 1888. There was so much excitement in the city that crowds gathered at the railroad station to witness Douglass’s arrival. After… Continue reading Frederick Douglass’ address in New Haven, October 25, 1888

Yale’s first Banjo Club, by Marshall Bartholomew

-Image courtesy of the Yale Library, “The Yale Banner, Vol. 43,” 1884 "Music at Yale took an unexpected turn in the spring of 1884. The Glee Club, ever a generous brother to the physically rugged but financially ragged University Crew, staged a minstrel show on behalf of the Yale Navy. The event was put on… Continue reading Yale’s first Banjo Club, by Marshall Bartholomew