The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, a part of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, is dedicated to the investigation and dissemination of knowledge concerning all aspects of chattel slavery and its destruction. The GLC’s activities include:
- Annual International Conference
- Lectures, forums, and workshops
- Visiting residential research fellowships
- Frederick Douglass Book Prize, an award for the most outstanding book in English on the subject of slavery, resistance, or abolition across time and all nations.
- Professional development workshops for high school and middle school teachers
- Accessible online databases of historical documents
- Management of the World Bibliography of Slavery and Abolition
- Annual Working Group interdisciplinary forum that brings together selected scholars to investigate specific themes related to slavery
- Other collaborative efforts with local, statewide, national, and international institutions to promote public education about slavery and its destruction
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