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The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
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 University, was established in November 1998. Its mission is to promote the study of all aspects of slavery and its destruction. The Center seeks to foster an improved understanding of the role of slavery in the founding of the modern world by promoting interaction and exchange between scholars, teachers, and public historians through publications, educational outreach, and other programs and events.




Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
The National Museum of African American History and Culture was established by an Act of Congress in 2003 making it the 19th museum of the Smithsonian Institution. Scheduled for completion in 2015, it will be built on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on a five-acre tract adjacent to the Washington Monument. Currently, during the pre-building phase, the museum is producing publications, hosting public programs, and building collections. It is presenting exhibitions at other museums across the country and at its own gallery at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. An array of interactive programs and educational resources is available on the museum's web site, at nmaahc.si.edu.




The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund
The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund, awarded through the Office of the Provost at Yale University and the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, was founded to support all necessary expenses of selecting and inviting speakers, paying stipends, transportation and maintenance, and arranging, announcing, and conducting of such conferences and publishing their papers and essential proceedings.




Banner image: "New York in Transit," 2001, by Jacob Lawrence. Reproduction, including downloading of Lawrence works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.