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The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, a part of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, is dedicated to the investigation and dissemination of knowledge concerning all aspects of chattel slavery and its destruction.

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What's New at the Gilder Lehrman Center

David Blight on the Legacies of Appomattox
(C-Span, Sunday, April 12, 2015) (and Open Phones with David Blight)
Trinity College Professor Wins the Sixteenth Annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize
Christopher Hager, Associate Professor of English at Trinity College in Hartford, has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Frederick Douglass Book Prize for his book Word By Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing . . . (more...)
White House to honor Yale professor, alumni with National Medals in arts, humanities
David Brion Davis "for reshaping our understanding of history. A World War II veteran, Davis has shed light on the contradiction of a free nation built by forced labor, and his examinations of slavery and abolitionism drive us to keep making moral progress in our time."(more...)
Prison history is central to American history, Yale panel says
Mass incarceration has become the elephant in the room of modern American history, a panel of historians said Tuesday at Yale University. (Jim Shelton, New Haven Register, Apr 8, 2014) (more...)
Yale Slavery and Abolition Portal
Sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Center and the Instructional Technology Group, the Yale Slavery and Abolition Portal is designed to help researchers and students find primary source material related to slavery and its legacies within the university's many libraries and galleries.