NEW YORK, NY (April 11, 2012)—The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has announced the 2012 Civil War Essay Contest winners. Open to high school and middle school students in Gilder Lehrman Affiliate Schools across the country, the contest is designed to enhance knowledge of the Civil War era and reward outstanding research and writing. One hundred eighty-four high school students and forty-eight middle school students, representing the top essays submitted from more than more than seventy-five schools, participated in the contest.

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NEW YORK, NY (May 20, 2011)—The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has announced the winners of the 2011 Civil War Essay Contest. The contest, open to students in Gilder Lehrman Affiliate Schools, is designed to enhance knowledge of the Civil War era and reward outstanding research and writing.

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Old Westbury, NY (May 11, 2011)—Last month, The Wheatley School’s AP Core and Regional Studies programs hosted a Junior Historians Forum on the Civil Rights Era. A special guest lecture was given in the auditorium to about 120 Wheatley juniors and seniors as well as over 100 students from Garden City, Patchogue-Medford, Mepham, and JFK-Bellmore high schools. Dr. Clarence Taylor, a renowned civil rights scholar and author of six books, spoke on the history and continuing significance of the Civil Rights Movement.

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