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Davis, David Brion

Born: 1927 AD
Currently alive, at 89 years of age.
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1927 – Born on the 16th of February. He is noted for his study of slavery and abolitionism.

 

         – He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University.

 

1967 – Won the Pulitzer Prize in General Non-Fiction, as well as the National Book Award, and Bancroft Prize.

 

1970 – He taught for 14 years at in the Department of History at Cornell University before moving to Yale.

 

1988-1989 – Served as President of Organization of American Historians.

 

1998-2004 – Became the Director Emeritus of Yale’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, which he founded.