Upcoming Programs


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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

Close to one hundred books and documents from the Lapidus Collection are now available on line. Among the manuscripts are a 1699 “Epistle…
Web Research
Photographs and Prints Collection
New Lapidus Donations
New Books on Slavery
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…

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