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Edward Rugemer talks about Slave Law and the Politics of Resistance in the Early Atlantic World
October 16, 2019
Edward Rugemer is an Associate Professor of African American Studies & History at Yale who studies comparative slavery and abolition and antebellum U.S. history. Marilyn ...
Left to right: Professors Gerald Jaynes, David Blight, Edward Rugemer, Stephanie Smallwood (speaking), James Horn, and Brenda Stevenson address the audience at the “400 Years: African Americans, 1619-2019” panel discussion.
October 1, 2019
“What is it about this moment we’re living in, not just the Trump moment but a longer moment, that makes it possible finally to talk so seriously about slavery in public ways...
Chocolate event explores cocoa industry slavery
October 1, 2019
Students walking by Cross Campus on Friday afternoon were greeted by free chocolate — handed out by Tony’s Chocolonely to promote the company’s mission of 100 percent slave-...
September 12, 2019
Three Yale faculty members have been awarded book prizes by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. Two faculty members received...
Yale announces 2019 Frederick Douglass Book Prize Finalists
August 9, 2019
New Haven, Conn.— Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition today has announced the finalists for the 21st annual Frederick...
Lincoln Would Not Recognize His Own Party by David W. Blight
July 23, 2019
In 2012, I took part in the Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage, an annual trip to Alabama led by Representative John Lewis. On a Sunday afternoon I walked across the...
July 11, 2019
David William Blight, newly named as the Sterling Professor of History, of African American Studies, and of American Studies, is a renowned historian who is considered one of...