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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...
November 12, 2019
Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition announces the winner of the 21st annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize. The 2019...
David Blight, GLC Director, guiding CIC faculty members through a primary source workshop at Yale Manuscripts and Archives.
November 8, 2019
The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (GLC) at the MacMillan Center at Yale University...
From left: David Blight, Raymond O. Arsenault, and Benny Sims Jr.
October 29, 2019
On October 22, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Abolition, and Resistance (GLC) at the MacMillan Center hosted a book talk with Raymond O. Arsenault, the...