External Institutions

Established in 1988, The Amistad Committee, Inc. is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. The original Amistad Committee formed 150 years ago in 1839 to raise funds for the legal defense and return voyage of the subsequently liberated Africans.

As the nation’s largest independent archives specializing in the history of African Americans and other ethnic groups, the Amistad Research Center is dedicated to preserving America’s ethnic heritage by providing a home to the manuscripts, photographs, oral histories, books, periodicals and works of art that contain the history of peoples, of nations, of beliefs and dreams, of a past worth sharing with the future.

Anti-Slavery International works at local, national and international levels to eliminate all forms of slavery around the world.

The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) is a scholarly research center with a public educational mission. Recognizing that racial and chattel slavery were central to the historical formation of the Americas, the CSSJ will create a space for the interdisciplinary study of: historical forms of slavery, how the legacies of slavery shape our contemporary world, and contemporary forms of human bondage.

The International Center for Research on Slavery (CIRESC) is an International Research Group (GDRI), established in January 2008 under an agreement between the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7), Poitiers University and York University in Canada.