Reclaiming Our Ancestors

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,…

 

Web Research

These selected sites offer access to free, high-quality databases pertaining to the slave trade, slavery, and anti-slavery.   1853 Richmond and its…

 

Underground

On March 8, the Lapidus Center presented the New York City premiere of WGN America’s Underground, which follows a group of courageous men and…

 

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Slavery in Prime Time

By Sylviane A. Diouf, Director, Lapidus Center. February 3, 2016. The New Year is bringing slavery into the mainstream. Nate Parkers’…

 

The Harlem Burial Ground

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

 

Slavery and Memory

The transatlantic slave trade and slavery: memory, memorialization, legacies, contemporary stakes. These are just some of the themes that an exceptional and diverse…