About the GLC

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (GLC) is part of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. Since its founding in 1998, the GLC has been dedicated to the investigation and dissemination of knowledge concerning slavery and its legacies across all borders and all time, from the distant past through the present day. The GLC fosters improved understandings of the role of slavery, anti-slavery, and the lasting harms of slavery in the functioning of the modern world. Through fellowships, workshops, public programs, and digital resources, the GLC supports scholarship, public history, and public education. The founding director of the GLC was David Brion Davis and the current director is Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David W. Blight.

Learn more at glc.yale.edu.