Lapidus Center Advisor Manisha Sinha on how Harriet Tubman’s story illustrates that “slave resistance rather than bourgeois liberalism lay at the heart…
Call for Papers: Lapidus Center Conference
Harriet Tubman Book Prize
Remembering August 23, 1791
Slavery and Universities
Colored Conventions
Our Advisors on “Hamilton” and Hamilton

Upcoming Programs

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Monday, October 24. 6:30pm Architects of their Own Liberation: African Americans and the Abolition Movement In her groundbreaking book, The Slave’s Cause:…


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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

This non-exhaustive list contains some of the scholarly works on slavery in the Atlantic World published in 2015.   Beck, Jane C. Daisy Turner’s Kin:…
New Lapidus Donations
Photographs and Prints Collection
Archive & Manuscript Collections
Web Research
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

“Slavery, Universities, Inner Cities” was the theme of a stimulating conversation between Craig S. Wilder, Professor of History at M.I.T. and Davarian Baldwin, Paul…
Nat Turner: Rebel and Prophet
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

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By Sylviane A. Diouf, Director, Lapidus Center. February 3, 2016. The New Year is bringing slavery into the mainstream. Nate Parkers’ The Birth…
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