GLC Receives CT Humanities Award

By Yale’s newsletter

July 22, 2022
New Haven, Connecticut – The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale University has been award a $30,000 grant from Connecticut Humanities to enable them to develop a series of working groups for Connecticut teachers to study and develop curriculum and resources on Black and Latino History.

During the 2022-2023 school year, in collaboration with El Instituto (UCONN) and the Anti-Racist Teaching and Learning Collective, we will be holding three intensive two-month working groups: Agricultural Labor in Connecticut’s Shade Tobacco Industry, led by Dr. Anne Gebelein (UCONN); The Eugenics Movement and Its Place in US History, led by Dr. Daniel HoSang (Yale University); and Mid-20th Century Black and Puerto Rican Migrations to Connecticut, led by Dr. Stacey Close (SCSU). The project’s academic advisor is Dr. Fiona Vernal (UCONN) and Thomas Thurston (GLC) is the project organizer. During each module participating teachers will work closely with a historians familiar with the subject and will explore Connecticut places and people connected to each of these histories. Each working group will culminate in a public zoom webinar to introduce teachers, students, and interested members of the general public to the topics under consideration.

For more information contact Tom Thurston at 


Congratulations Dr. Anne Gebelein and Fiona Vernal!