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Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University

Directed by David W. Blight, the Class of 1954 Professor of History at Yale University and winner of the Bancroft Prize and the Abraham Lincoln Prize, the Gilder Lehrman Center is dedicated to the investigation and dissemination of knowledge concerning all aspects of slavery, especially the chattel slave system and its destruction. The Center seeks to foster an improved understanding of the role of slavery, slave resistance, and abolition 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. Part of the Yale Center for International and Area Studies, the Center offers fellowships to established and junior scholars in any area related to the study of slavery and antislavery. The Center was founded in 1998 through the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the generosity of Richard Gilder and Lewis Lehrman.


The Abolition Seminar

This educational website developed by the Library Company with support from the NEH contains modules on the history of American abolitionism as well as a module on modern slavery, which focuses on three key questions: What is Modern Slavery?,  Who are Today’s
Abolitionists?, and How Can I Join Them?