WUOM: MSU will use $1.47 million grant to build slave trade database

WUOM: MSU will use $1.47 million grant to build slave trade database. “Michigan State University wants people to have a more comprehensive understanding on the trans-Atlantic slave trade. It will use nearly $1.5 million to build a database designed to give details about the lives of enslaved people. MSU will use $1.47 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to put together an online database that will combine data MSU already has with information from other databases regarding the slave trade.”