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

May 28, 2024
Six members of the Yale faculty were named recipients of Yale College’s teaching prizes, which recognize exceptional undergraduate teaching. The prizewinning teachers, all...
February 19, 2024
On Friday, February 16, 2024, the Yale University Office of the President announced the release of the book Yale and Slavery: A History (Yale University Press, 2024). The...
February 16, 2024
Yale today announced further actions to address findings from the Yale and Slavery Research Project, published a book about the findings, and issued an apology. Yale...

The Gilder Lehrman Center in the Media

November 29, 2023
Ursinus College
“Legacies of American Slavery: Reckoning with the Past” is an initiative of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan...
November 28, 2023
Anti-Racist Teaching & Learning Collective
Grounded in a mission to better prepare educators with curricular and pedagogical tools to deliver meaningful and accurate Black and Latinx Studies to students, educators...
November 26, 2023
Randolph College
The ledger book—kept by Seth Woodroof, a known Lynchburg slave trader in the 1830s—was a rare find.  Found in the collection of Jones Memorial Library in Lynchburg, it...

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