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Legacies of American Slavery
an initiative of the Council of Independent Colleges
Learn more about the Council of Independent Colleges and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University.
Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
The Council of Independent Colleges is the nation’s leading association of smaller private colleges and universities.
Gilder Lehrman Center (GLC)
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center (Yale University) is 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.
Meet the Project Team
What is a Legacy?
An essay by David Blight.
This project is organized around nine “legacy themes” that help define the afterlives of slavery
Seven private colleges and universities serve as the backbone of a growing national network of higher education institutions and community partners.
Regional Collaboration Partners
Seven institutions serve as coordinating hubs for the national network.
Twelve additional colleges and universities support regional activities as part of the Legacies network.
What are CIC institutions doing to reckon with the legacy of slavery? Find resources and examples here.
A publicly available, searchable, and sortable database of existing resources at independent colleges and universities related to the legacies of slavery.
Virtual Symposium (2022)
CIC and the Gilder Lehrman Center hosted a virtual symposium on the Legacies of American Slavery in April 2022.
Opportunities to participate in the Legacies of American Slavery initiative.
Summer 2023 Programs for Faculty and Staff from CIC Colleges (and Community Partners!)
Other Upcoming Events
Regional Conference Schedule, Fall 2022