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 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

David W. Blight
March 25, 2020
David W. Blight, Sterling Professor of American History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center...
March 25, 2020
The following article written by David Blight, Sterling Professor of American History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and...
John Wilson, compositional study for The Incident (detail), 1952. Yale University Art Gallery, Janet and Simeon Braguin Fund, Estate of John Wilson
March 12, 2020
“The problem is: how do you write about and represent violence without reproducing it?” Crystal Feimster asked during her presentation in the “The Legacy of Lynching:...
January 9, 2020
  The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History are pleased to announce the twenty-second...
GLC Fellowship Applications for 2020-2021 now Being Accepted
December 11, 2019
GLC FELLOWSHIPS  The Gilder Lehrman Center typically offers two types of postdoctoral and faculty fellowships that advance the study of slavery, its role in the creation of...
Cécile Fromont talks about the circulation of African visual, material, and religious culture in the context of the Slave Trade within the early modern Atlantic world on the Yale MacMillan Report
December 11, 2019
Guest:  Cécile Fromont, Associate Professor, History of Art Department Cécile Fromont talks about the circulation of African visual, material, and religious culture in the...
Seth Mazibuko with a group of student visitors. The young man smiling in the photograph behind him is Seth’s 17-year-old self, greeting supporters at his trial for “sedition and terrorism.”
December 3, 2019
Vilakazi Street runs through the township of Orlando West, in Soweto, South Africa. At first glance it’s not very impressive, one could walk from one end to the other in ten...
Kentucky professor wins Frederick Douglass Book Prize
November 21, 2019
Yale’s Frederick Douglass Book Prize is the most recent award Amy Murrell Taylor has won this year for her 2018 book, which tells the stories of African American slaves...
David Brion Davis (February 16, 1927 – April 14, 2019) Sterling Professor of History, Yale University Founding Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
November 19, 2019
In honor of founding director David Brion Davis (February 16, 1927 – April 14, 2019),the Gilder Lehrman Center announces the establishment of a new endowed fund for the...
A Deep History of Slavery: Antiquity and Modernity In Dialogue
November 18, 2019
Throughout human history, people have enslaved others, though the intensification of such practices has varied across time and space. Historians have long recognized these...