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David W. Blight Discusses “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” with Ta-Nehisi Coates
November 27, 2018
The Gilder Lehrman Center (GLC) for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale will...
November 19, 2018
Rutgers and Harvard Professors Share the 20th Annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize The 2018 Frederick Douglass Book Prize will be shared by two scholars: Erica Armstrong...
Slavery and Its Legacies Podcast Episode - Jennifer (JJ) Rosenbaum and Gunther Peck on Labor and Human Trafficking
October 31, 2018
Jennifer (JJ)  Rosenbaum the U.S. director for Global Labor Justice (GLJ), and Gunther Peck an Associate Professor History and the Director of the Hart Leadership Program at...
"A Big New Biography Treats Frederick Douglass as Man, Not Myth" - New York Times review of GLC director David Blight's new book
October 17, 2018
Time has a way of sanding off the rough edges of historical memory, turning even the most convulsive, contentious lives into opportunities for national triumphalism and self-...
Screen grab of Defend Democracy in Brazil's petition
October 15, 2018
Isadora Moura Mota Assistant Professor of History, University of Miami; Visiting Assistant Professor, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and...
Slavery and Its Legacies Podcast Episode - Janie Chuang and Joel Quirk on the Impacts of Terminology in the Modern Anti-trafficking Movement
October 15, 2018
Janie Chuang , Professor of Law at the Washington College of Law and Joel Quirk, a Professor of Politics at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa join GLC’s...
The Wall Street Journal Book Review of GLC Director David Blight's newest book “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom”
October 12, 2018
The October 11th,  2018 issue of The Wall Street Journal features a book review of GLC Director David Blight’s newest book “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom”. Read the...