The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery, at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is delighted to…
Lincoln and the Abolitionists
Passing of Anthony Kaye
New Tools for the Transatlantic Slave Trade Database
Stained by Slavery: How Craig Wilder exposed higher education’s past
Muslims Were Banned From the Americas As Early as the 16th Century
Manisha Sinha on “The Underground Railroad”

Upcoming Programs

Thursday, October 19 @ 6:00pm   How was the Slavery and Freedom exhibition at the National Museum of African American History and Culture…
Lapidus Center Inaugural Conference


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

Harriet Tubman Prize

The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery is pleased to announce the third edition of the Harriet Tubman Prize, which…
2017 Harriet Tubman Prize Finalists
Harriet Tubman Prize
Aisha Finch’s Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba Wins the Lapidus Center’s First Annual Harriet Tubman Prize
2016 Harriet Tubman Prize Finalists

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…
New Lapidus Donations
Titles Acquired in 2016
Web Research
Photographs and Prints Collection
New Books on Slavery
Archive & Manuscript Collections


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

Dred Scott, William Grimes, Solomon Northup, and Jeffrey Brace are well-known African Americans who suffered under and fought against slavery. To explore the lives, struggles, and…
Black Indian Lives of the Past and Present: A Dialogue
Architects of their Own Liberation: African Americans and the Abolition Movement
The African Burial Ground and Beyond
Banjo Stories and Songs from Haiti & New Orleans
Dutch New York Histories
Afro-Iberians in the Spanish Empire, 1500s and 1600s

From Our Blog

By Sylviane A. Diouf, Director of the Lapidus Center. Another African Burial Ground was officially “discovered” in New York City in January…

Online Exhibitions

In May or June 1613, Jan Rodrigues, a free sailor from Hispaniola (in what is today the Dominican Republic), who worked for…
The African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean World
In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience
Revisiting Rebellion: Nat Turner in the American Imagination
The African Burial Ground
The Abolition of the Slave Trade: The Forgotten Story
Lest We Forget: The Triumph Over Slavery