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Vincent Brown and Marjoleine Kars
November 23, 2021
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-third annual...
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November 22, 2021
The following article written by David W. Blight, professor of American history and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition...
October 6, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC — October 4, 2021 — The Phi Beta Kappa Society is pleased to announce the winners of the Society’s three annual book awards, $10,000 prizes given to...
September 28, 2021
Dr. Lois E. Horton, one of the nation’s leading historians of antebellum Black culture and Abolitionism, died at Reston (VA) Hospital on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, five...
From left: Helen Hagan, George William Stanley Ish, John Edward West Thompson, Charles McLinn, Thomas Nelson Baker, and Jefferson G. Ish Jr.
September 23, 2021
When Newman T. Baker first tried to play the washboard years ago, he had what he describes as an almost out-of-body experience. Though he had never played before, his hands...
Photo of Nataliya Braginsky by Christopher Peak of the New Haven Independent
September 15, 2021
Award Sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History among Most Prestigious for History Educators NEW YORK, NY (September 15, 2021) –The Gilder Lehrman...
September 13, 2021
Commissioned by President Peter Salovey, a working group of historians, librarians, student researchers, and community members is conducting a thorough research study of...