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Maryland Today

NEH Grants to Support History Professors’ Research

May 04, 2021 History

Part of $24M awarded nationwide, funds to support work expanding database and researching book on NYC transit desegregation.

$1.4M Grant to Expand

May 03, 2021 History

The Mellon Foundation continues its support of the database, which contains records on hundreds of thousands of formerly enslaved individuals.

Maryland Today

History Professor Specializing in Slavery, Resistance Named Andrew Carnegie Fellow

April 29, 2021 History

Richard Bell to receive $200,000 to research book on desegregation of public transit in New York City.

Professor Richard Bell Named 2021 Carnegie Fellow

April 28, 2021 History

Professor Richard Bell has been awarded a Carnegie fellowship to support his work on racial justice. Awarded Major NEH and Mellon Foundation Grants

April 15, 2021 History

$1.4 Million Mellon Foundation Grant Joined by $349,744 NEH Grant

The History Department Newsletter for April 2021

April 09, 2021 History

Please see the following link to read the History Newsletter.

National Geographic

A New Tool Hopes to Uncover the Lost Ancestry of Enslaved African Americans

April 07, 2021 History

Prior to 1870, records rarely noted names of enslaved and formerly-enslaved people—this database is pooling resources to render a more complete picture.

A More Inclusive History

March 31, 2021 History

During Women’s History Month, a history professor and two students reflect on their quest to tell the stories of those too often left out.

The Harvard Gazette

New Database Tracks Data on Slaves, Slavers, and Allies

March 04, 2021 History

Created through collaboration of Harvard, Maryland, Michigan State and others.

Arts and Humanities Colloquium: Quincy T. Mills Discusses “Movement Money: Crises, Relief and Democratic Practice.”

February 19, 2021 History

ARHU professor's talk is part of a new series centering racism, equity and justice.