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With great sorrow, I have to report the passing of Dr. Anthony Kaye. Tony was a dear friend and collaborator of the Lapidus Center. Since the inception of the fellowship…

 

Lapidus Center Advisor David Eltis, Lapidus Center Fellow Philip Misevich, Lapidus Center presenter Nafees Khan, Daniel Domingues, and Nicholas Radburn unveil new tools they developed for the extraordinary digital…

 

Manisha Sinha, Lapidus Center Advisor and author of “The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition” (Yale University Press), recently published a review of Colson Whitehead’s highly acclaimed novel…

 

The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library is issuing a call for…

 

Today is the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave trade And Its Abolition. The night of August 22 to 23, 1791 marks the launch of the…

 

In “The Perilous Lure of the Underground Railroad” New Yorker writer Kathryn Schulz shows how “Hardly anyone used it, but it provides us with moral comfort–and white heroes.” She…

 

“From 1830 until well after the Civil War, free and fugitive Blacks came together in state and national  political “Colored Conventions.” Before the war, they strategized about how…

 

Following Brown University’s early lead in the uncovering of its slavery past, historians are increasingly researching the ties between some institutions of higher learning and slavery and the slave…