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.

Employment Opportunities

Education and Outreach Manager

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center invites applications for the position of Education and Outreach Manager. This position will lead efforts to develop programming and outreach in African American history and the history of slavery and its legacies in New Haven, Connecticut, and beyond. (Read More)

What’s New at the Gilder Lehrman Center

March 27, 2023
Join the Gilder Lehrman Center on Thursday, May 18 for an in-person book talk featuring GLC Director David Blight in conversation with Richard J.M. Blackett (Andrew Jackson...
Photo by Andrew Hurley
January 24, 2023
by Sebastian Ward (YC ’26) Woolsey Hall was packed with a diverse array of bright faces on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, but the gathering was not a celebration. This message...
Tiya Miles and Jennifer L. Morgan
November 16, 2022
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-fourth annual...

The Gilder Lehrman Center in the Media

March 14, 2023
Yale News
Graduate student Connor Williams discusses his work as lead historian for a commission charged with renaming U.S. military assets commemorating the Confederacy.   Two years...
November 16, 2022
Education Week
How do you teach an inclusive U.S. history course? What does such a course look like? And how do teachers put one together when facing legal restrictions on how they can...
June 17, 2022
Daily Nutmeg
On January 29, 1864, a “large, well-formed and dignified man” stepped onto a “sort of rude balcony” at Grape Vine Point, where the Mill River meets the Quinnipiac. More than...

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