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

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...
Ana Lucia Araujo in conversation with Cécile Fromont. Photo by Daniel Vieira
February 9, 2024
Article by Sebastian Ward (YC ’26), Gilder Lehrman Center Student Assistant Edited by Michelle Zacks, Gilder Lehrman Center Associate Director “Here I had to work with...

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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