David W. Blight

Yale University

David W. Blight is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the Civil War and its legacy. His books include Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (winner of the Pulitzer prize and many other awards) and Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory. He is Sterling Professor of History at Yale University, where he also directs the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Abolition, and Resistance at the MacMillan Center. Blight is the director of CIC’s Legacies of American Slavery initiative.