A New Tool Hopes to Uncover the Lost Ancestry of Enslaved African Americans
Prior to 1870, records rarely noted names of enslaved and formerly-enslaved people—this database is pooling resources to render a more complete picture.
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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.
UMD expert spills the very British tea on the Netflix series.
UMD researcher co-leads new digital collection piecing together histories of enslaved peoples.
New forum will explore how capitalism has changed across time and space.
Amid national movement, holiday still marks a complicated emancipation.
The history major is interning at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Five ARHU students and alumni receive the prestigious grant.
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A Virtual Symposium on Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness.
The honors student has conducted historical research focused around gender, sexuality and performance.
History professor Robert Chiles is hosting a show about New York State History.
Part of $24M awarded nationwide, funds to support work expanding Enslaved.org database and researching book on NYC transit desegregation.
The Mellon Foundation continues its support of the database, which contains records on hundreds of thousands of formerly enslaved individuals.
Richard Bell to receive $200,000 to research book on desegregation of public transit in New York City.
Professor Richard Bell has been awarded a Carnegie fellowship to support his work on racial justice.
$1.4 Million Mellon Foundation Grant Joined by $349,744 NEH Grant