Upcoming Programs

Monday, October 24. 6:30pm In her groundbreaking book, The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition, Manisha Sinha, Draper Chair in American History…
Fall Programs
LC Talks @ Noon


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The Lapidus Center offers two long-term fellowships to assist scholars whose research on transatlantic slavery can benefit from extended access to the…
Lapidus Center Fellows

Our Collections

Several dozen books and documents from the Lapidus Collection are now available on line and more will be added as they are digitized. Among…
New Lapidus Donations
Web Research
New Books on Slavery
Photographs and Prints Collection
Archive & Manuscript Collections
Titles Acquired in 2015


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New ideas, enlightening conversations, cutting-edge research, tomorrow’s trends: it’s all here in the Lapidus Center podcast series. Listen to our visiting scholars as…

Past Programs

Nat Turner’s Revolt of 1831 in Southampton, Virginia, is both the best known slave rebellion in American history and the most mysterious.…
Slavery, Universities, Inner Cities
Thomas Jefferson, Slavery, and Race
Black Indian Lives of the Past and Present: A Dialogue
Reclaiming Our Ancestors
Maroons Revisited
Gateway to Freedom

From Our Blog

  From Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X, and Ossie Davis to Alice Walker, Kanye West and Nate Parker, Nat Turner has captured many people’s imagination. Yet 185 years…
Slavery in Prime Time
The Harlem Burial Ground
Databases : Research Made (Almost) Easy
New York City’s Slave Market
Remembering the Women of Slavery
A Decade for People of African Descent

Online Exhibitions