Research

Rachel L. Swarns is the director of Hidden Legacies: Slavery, Race and the Making of 21st Century America, a new initiative of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. The initiative, which includes a lecture series and research projects, will deepen Americans’ understanding of the connections between slavery and contemporary institutions, and bring journalists, scholars, students and communities together to promote and produce research and reporting that illuminates the experiences of people of color in the United States.

The project aims to play a critical role in informing local and national discussions among policy makers, activists and community members who are working to address the legacies of slavery and racial discrimination in their institutions and communities. Please join us in this critical work.

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