Learn about the Institute's Work with a Civil Rights Leader and NYC Students

In September 2018, the Gilder Lehrman Institute discovered that the creator of a document at the center of the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama, is now living in New York. We brought the Reverend C. Herbert Oliver to the Gilder Lehrman Collection to talk about his experiences in Birmingham in the 1960s. Over the course of the next year, we continued to find ways to highlight the Reverend Oliver’s visit on our blog.

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Meet the 2019 Gilder Lehrman History Scholars

Since 2012, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has recognized up to fifteen outstanding college students for excellence in American history or American studies as well as commitment to public service, leadership, and community involvement as Gilder Lehrman His
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Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

So many things could have gone wrong with the invasion of Normandy, but D-Day proved to be the beginning of the end of the war in Europe, as Germany faced a full-scale assault on two fronts with the full determination of General Dwight D. Eisenhower and the American, British, and Canadian military.
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The Gilder Lehrman Institute Hosts Henry Louis Gates, Jr., at Pace University

On Friday, May 31, 2019, the Gilder Lehrman Institute and Pace University hosted a book talk and screening with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the Hutchins Center for Africa
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Congratulations to the First Class of Graduates of the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Program!

In May 2019, forty-eight participants in the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Program from across the country completed their master’s de
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World War I Lesson Plans and Other Resources from the Gilder Lehrman Institute

In July 2018, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, in collaboration with the US World War I Centennial Commission, National History Day, and the National World War I Museum and Memorial, embarked on a comprehensive two-year program to educate teachers and students on World War I through a series of more than 100 teaching events nationwide, including workshops and webinars.
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Introducing Chuck Taft, the 2018 Wisconsin Teacher of the Year

Chuck Taft Wisconsin History Teacher of the Year
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Recent Press Mentions

The Gilder Lehrman Institute in Philanthropy Magazine

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Richard Gilder (left) and Lewis Lehrman (right) speak with students at Notre Dame Preparatory Academy.The July 2018 issue of

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The Hamilton Education Program in Education Dive

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In an article published today on Education Dive, Urban Assembly Media High School student Yadry Monsanto discusses her Hamilton Education Program experience on April 25, 2018: 

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Lewis E. Lehrman's Lincoln and Churchill: Statesmen at War

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We are pleased to announce the latest publication by Lewis E. Lehrman, the co-founder of the Gilder Lehrman Institute, a renowned historian, and a National Humanities Medal winner. Lincoln & Churchill: Statesmen at War, provides a new perspective on two of the greatest English-speaking statesmen and their remarkable leadership in wars of national survival. In the first book-length comparison of these two renowned war leaders, Mr.

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