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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…

 

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…

 

Lapidus Center Advisors David  Blight and Eric Foner were historical consultants on the upcoming film Free State of Jones, based on the true story of Newton Knight, a “Confederate deserter who…

 

Recent research has shown that arrival in the New World from Africa did not always mark the end of a captive’s journey—approximately 25 percent of arriving Africans actually…