Mellon grant to Emory will help provide new insights on slave trade

Emory University has been awarded a grant of $300,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for use by the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) to fund a new initiative allowing researchers at Emory, across the United States, and abroad to update and expand the renowned website Voyages: The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database.

The new project, called “People of the Atlantic Slave Trade” (PAST), will provide information on any historical figure who can be linked to a slave voyage, enslaved and enslavers alike.

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