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YPEI Highlighted at "Yale and Slavery" Closing Roundtable


On October 28-30, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition held its 23rd annual conference on the subject “Yale and Slavery in Historical Perspective.” Commissioned by Yale President Peter Salovey, a working group of historians, librarians, student researchers, and community members has been conducting a thorough research study of Yale University’s historical relationships with slavery, racism, and their aftermaths, and the conference provided a venue for presenting research findings from their work.


In the conference’s concluding roundtable, Kymberly Pinder, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Dean of the Yale School of Art, began an important conversation about how YPEI mattered to the conference and conversation at hand: