The Hutchins Center at Harvard has partnered with Enslaved to make its forthcoming Biographies of the Enslaved database available to the public.
Biographies of the Enslaved is based on three edited volumes: African American National Biography (AANB); Dictionary of African Biography (DAB); and Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography (DCALAB). All three volumes are edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Chair of African and African American Studies and the Director of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham is the General Editor for AANB, Franklin W. Knight is the General Editor of DCALAB, and Emmanuel K. Akyeampong is the General Editor of DAB. Steven J. Niven is the executive editor of all three volumes.
As the project develops, Hutchins will publish the data on their website as linked open data focused specifically on the
biographies of the more than 2,000 individuals who were enslaved or otherwise involved with the transatlantic slave trade in Africa, the
Western Hemisphere, and Europe between the 15th and 19th centuries. It will also link to other data in the Enslaved Hub.