The LSL database is sponsored and led by the Roberson Project on Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. It was constructed in collaboration with the design team of Omeka, the world’s leading developer of web-publishing resources supporting the digital humanities. The database project is made possible by a Legacies of American Slavery grant from the Council of Independent Colleges and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University’s MacMillan Center.

The LSLdb development team of the Roberson Project included Dr. Woody Register, Director; Dr. Tiffany Momon, Assistant Director; Dr. Andrew Maginn, (former) Senior Research Associate; Dr. Hannah Huber, Digital Humanities Specialist (Center for Southern Studies); and Ms. October Kamara, Graduate Research Assistant.

The LSLdb team wishes to thank the talented team at Omeka — Sharon Leon, Ken Albers, and Kim Nguyen — who built the infrastructure of this database and website, helped us realize our vision for it, and patiently coached us on how to make it work. All malfunctions and glitches are attributable to us.

Finally, we are grateful to graphics designer Brian Faulkenberry of Southpaw Collective who designed our logo and other aspects of our website.

Learn more about the project on Pinpoint, the official support site and blog for LSLdb.