The Gilder Lehrman Institute and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale University invite teachers, students and history lovers to attend the 22nd annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one of the most coveted awards for the study of slavery and abolition. In a year in which conversations around racial justice have been in the foreground, new and exciting scholarship dealing with the legacy of slavery has never been more urgently needed. This event on February 23, 2021, will feature remarks and Q&A with prize winner Sophie White as well as David Blight, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale University.

Bringing cutting-edge scholarship to K-12 classrooms is central to the Institute’s mission. With this in mind, teachers who have 9+ students attend this event will receive a free copy of the winning book. We encourage teachers to offer this event as an extra-credit opportunity for their students, and use our resources for additional curriculum materials on slavery and abolition. Go here to register.