Yale and Slavery: A History

In 2020, Yale launched the Yale and Slavery Research Project to study the university’s historical role in and associations with slavery. As part of the university’s continued journey to understand its history more fully and to build a stronger community, Yale has shared research results and addressed the project’s findings on an ongoing basis over the past few years.

On February 16, the Yale community marked a milestone on this journey with the publication of the project’s findings in a peer-reviewed book, Yale & Slavery: A History, by Sterling Professor of History David Blight with the Yale and Slavery Research Project. 
An event highlighting the research findings and the university’s commitment to creating a stronger community took place on February 16.

Event details

Friday, February 16, 2024
4:00 - 4:45 p.m. 


Kimberly Goff-Crews
University Secretary
Vice President for University Life

David Blight
Sterling Professor of History and African American Studies
Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale

Peter Salovey
Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology

Charles Warner
Chairman, Connecticut Freedom Trail; Board of Directors, Amistad Committee, Inc.
Chairman, Dixwell Congregational Church History Committee