the David Brion Davis Memorial Endowed Resource Fund

The Gilder Lehrman Center Legacy Fund

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies was founded in 1998 at Yale University. The Gilder Lehrman Center was the first institution in the world wholly devoted to scholarship, public education, and outreach about the global problem of slavery across all borders and all time. In a world that needs this work now more than ever, we invite you to join us in sustaining our mission to foster an improved academic and public understanding of the role of slavery, its destruction, and its legacies in the functioning of the modern world.

To support the annual programming, outreach, and other key activities of the Gilder Lehrman Center, please contribute to the Gilder Lehrman Center Legacy Fund.

What’s New at the Gilder Lehrman Center

November 23, 2021
New Haven, Conn.— Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition today has announced the winners for the twenty-third annual...
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November 22, 2021
The following article written by David W. Blight, professor of American history and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition...
October 6, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC — October 4, 2021 — The Phi Beta Kappa Society is pleased to announce the winners of the Society’s three annual book awards, $10,000 prizes given to...
September 28, 2021
Dr. Lois E. Horton, one of the nation’s leading historians of antebellum Black culture and Abolitionism, died at Reston (VA) Hospital on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, five...
From left: Helen Hagan, George William Stanley Ish, John Edward West Thompson, Charles McLinn, Thomas Nelson Baker, and Jefferson G. Ish Jr.
September 23, 2021
When Newman T. Baker first tried to play the washboard years ago, he had what he describes as an almost out-of-body experience. Though he had never played before, his hands...
Photo of Nataliya Braginsky by Christopher Peak of the New Haven Independent
September 15, 2021
Award Sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History among Most Prestigious for History Educators NEW YORK, NY (September 15, 2021) –The Gilder Lehrman...
September 13, 2021
Commissioned by President Peter Salovey, a working group of historians, librarians, student researchers, and community members is conducting a thorough research study of...
AP Photo/Steve Helber
September 13, 2021
By Mike Cummings Yale historian David Blight visited Richmond, Virginia, often in the late 1990s while researching the Civil War’s effect on American memory. When not sifting...