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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…

 

New York – October 3, 2016. The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery is pleased to announce the finalists of the first annual Harriet Tubman…

 

The Lapidus Center is pleased to announce the second edition of the Harriet Tubman Prize, which will be awarded to a distinguished nonfiction book published in 2016 in the United…

 

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…