Gilder Lehrman Institute—Spring 2021 Newsletter

Spring 2021 has been a time of reflection for all of us as we passed the one-year mark of the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This first newsletter of 2021 marks that progress and celebrates all that we who strive to learn from history value most. Highlights include Black Lives in the Founding Era The Gilder Lehrman Institute Gala Summer Professional Development for Teachers Public Programs Special Events, including upcoming talks with Annette Gordon-Reed and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Click… Read more

Black Lives in the Founding Era News, Week 8: The Transcription Project

The Gilder Lehrman Institute initiative “Black Lives in the Founding Era” restores to view the lives and works of a wide array of African Americans in the period 1760 to 1800, drawing on our archive of historical documents and our network of scholars and master teachers. Highlighted in this weekly news post are programs, resources, and other matter related to Black Lives in Founding Era. In 2020, the Institute launched its Transcription Project, which enlisted middle and high school students… Read more

Presenting the 60th Issue of History Now, Black Lives in the Founding Era

History Now is the online journal of the Gilder Lehrman Institute. Each issue features original essays by renowned historians on key topics and eras in American history. A one-year, $25 subscription includes access to the three new issues published annually and full access to the back catalogue of History Now, featuring hundreds of essays by leading US history scholars. Subscribe here. Teachers registered in our Affiliate School Program can sign up for a free subscription to History Now. Learn… Read more

Summer Book Breaks and History Books for the Beach

Since the summer of 2020, Gilder Lehrman Book Breaks has featured the most exciting history scholars in America discussing their books live with host William Roka followed by a Q&A with home audiences. The summer of 2021 covers a diverse set of books that make for probing discussions on the founding of the country, its constructed myths, and its brutal realities. THE PROPERTY OF THE NATION On June 20, Matthew R. Costello discusses his book The Property of the Nation, which explores the… Read more

Hamilton Education Program Online June Newsletter: Announcing the Spring Winners

We are pleased to announce the Outstanding Performance Winners and Lottery Winners of the Spring 2021 Hamilton Education Program Online National Competition. The Outstanding Performance Winners are Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music, New York, “Constitution Rap” Inwood Academy for Leadership, New York, “I Just Wanna Be Heard” Kecoughtan High School, Virginia, “Sam Adams Rap” Rosa International Middle School, New Jersey, “The Exchange” The Webb Schools, California, “I Wanna Fly” Lottery… Read more