the David Brion Davis Memorial Endowed Resource Fund

The Gilder Lehrman Center Legacy Fund

Twenty-one years ago, 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 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

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...
July 12, 2021
The GLC congratulates Manuel Barcia, whose book The Yellow Demon of Fever: Fighting Disease in the 19th-century Transatlantic Slave Trade (Yale University Press, 2020)...
Dr. Minh Dang
June 3, 2021
On May 6, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale hosted a panel discussion titled “Learning from Lived...
May 12, 2021
On April 22, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition sponsored a panel discussion titled “Repair for Historical Harms: Global Models for...
April 23, 2021
Event description:  In the past half century, a dozen or more nations, as well as numerous international organizations, companies, and universities, have considered or...
April 22, 2021
Thursday, April 8, 2021   Alice Baumgartner, in conversation with David Blight about her book, South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexicoand the Road to Civil War(Basic Books...