W. Montague Cobb Research Laboratory


 
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Unlocking Over 400 Years 

Of African American History & Biology

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Our Initiatives 

Cobb Collection

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Publications

New York Aftican Burial Ground

DNA Collection Events

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African Bloodlines

Writers Collective

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Students and Workshops

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News and Updates

 

Our Summer Researchers have been working hard!

Meet our Summer Researchers!

 

 

 Remembering Dr. LeFall

Dr. LeSalle LeFall was an international luminary who recently joined the ancestors in June 2019. Dr. LeFall was a founder of surgical techniques on African Americans and a pioneer among our Renaissance Men. Dr. LeFall was a great supporter of the CRL. He will be greatly missed.

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CRL Writers' Collective

 
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The goal of the Writers’ Collective is to provide a supportive, interactive and interdisciplinary environment to support the creative writing of scholars associated with the Cobb Research Laboratory. It is the writing mission of the collective to provide scientifically valid, historically credible, and interesting books and materials to educate young children. Through storytelling, the Writers’ Collective will help elucidate the untold hardships and triumphs of enslaved and free Africans and African Americans in 17th and 18th century colonial New York and 19th and 20th century historic Washington, DC.

 

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CRL Features

 
 
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CRL Director named Woman Researcher of the Year!

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CRL Celebrates 85 years with Black Tie Affair

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Carter Clinton Featured in Howard Magazine

 

CRL Researcher Named 2017 Rhodes Scholar!

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DNA Day with the CRL

 

Thank you to all of those who volunteered to be apart of our new Genetic Databases!


We have been working on all 464 samples over the summer. We am happy to report that all of the data from your surveys have been coded and the Genomic studies (human and microbial) are underway. In September we will initiate some targeted sampling to fill in the gaps in our current collection. The goal is to develop two robust DNA databases, one for continental Africans and a second for African descended peoples of the African Diasporas.