CUNY Students Communicate Slavery Histories to Thousands of Towns and Cities
Date & Time
Thursday, March 30, 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Begun in 2017 and permanently located at,the Northeast Slavery Records Index (NESRI) is an ongoing digital public history initiative that currently indexes over 64,000 original records of slavery from the 1500s through the 1860s in eight northeastern states from New Jersey to Maine. NESRI provides free reports on slavery records to thousands of towns, cities and counties. The reports instantly deliver comprehensive documentation of slavery records for each locality. This project is partially supported by an American Council of Learned Societies Digital Justice Grant, funding searches for and indexing of additional records of enslavement. It is also supported by CUNY’s Black, Race and Ethnic Studies Initiative. (BRESI) The project engages students in original historical research to enhance and expand documentation of slavery, and to diversify the historical record by reconstituting records of enslaved persons as individuals.

Location Name
C201 (C-Level)
Session Type