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

Richard Gilder, 2013 Frederick Douglass Book Prize award ceremony
May 13, 2020
 On May 12, 2020, Richard Gilder, Jr. died.  Above all Dick was a great New Yorker, an extraordinary and generous Yale University graduate, class of 1954, and a visionary...
May 5, 2020
As global enterprises grapple with the impacts of the current unprecedented pandemic, the most vulnerable workers and communities in their supply chains will bear the brunt...
May 5, 2020
On this Giving Tuesday we urge friends of the GLC  to contribute to these funds:  Worker’s Rights Fund - https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jobs-with-justice-covid19...
Stephanie Redden  (credit: Surbhi Bharadwaj)
April 22, 2020
This past summer Stephanie Redden joined the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center as the 2019-2020 Modern Day...
Amanda Laury Kleintop
April 13, 2020
Most historians have overlooked the fact that Americans continued to debate how to resolve the legal and financial systems of enslavement after U.S. victory in the Civil War...
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...