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What's New at the Gilder Lehrman Center
- "We love being the country that freed the slaves," says historian David Blight. But "we're not so fond of being the country that had the biggest slave system on the planet." (NPR's Fresh Air, 10/24/13)(more...)
- The Gilder Lehrman Center's 15th Annual International Conference, "Indigenous Enslavement and Incarceration in North American History," will be held on November 15-16, 2013 at Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. (more...)
- Historian and professor David Blight discusses the events leading up to the emancipation of slaves in America. (C-SPAN)(more...)
- Sydney Nathans, Professor Emeritus of History at Duke University, has been selected as the winner of the 2013 Frederick Douglass Book Prize for his book To Free a Family: The Journey of Mary Walker. (more...)
- Movie from the National Museum of African American History and Culture's exhibit, Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963 on view at the National Museum of American History December 14, 2012 - September 7, 2014.
- 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.
- The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards has announced that David W. Blight's American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era has received their 2012 prize for nonfiction. The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards recognize books that have made important contributions to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures. (more...)
- The GLC's recent roundtable discussion commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and Emancipation is featured on Yale's YouTube station at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8Tm5aXS22o&feature=youtu.be.
- The Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade by David Eltis and David Richardson was awarded the 2011-12 Louis Gottschalk Prize at the annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.