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

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...
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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...
Sterling Professor of History David Blight and President Peter Salovey
September 10, 2021
David Blight, the Sterling Professor of History who served as an advisor to the team of curators at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, and President Peter Salovey discuss...
Frederick Douglass
August 2, 2021
New Haven, Conn.— Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition today has announced the finalists for the twenty-third annual...
July 28, 2021
Thomas Thurston talks with Ambassador Luis C.deBaca (ret.) on the 13th Amendment and the History of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act Ambassador (ret.) Luis C.deBaca...
July 28, 2021
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2021 4:15 Welcome: Peter Salovey 4:30—6:00pm KEYNOTE: Universities, Slavery, and Memory David Blight in conversation with Jonathan Holloway and...
July 15, 2021
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale University is pleased to announce the publication of Fighting...