Meet the 2019 National History Teacher of the Year Finalists

Congratulations to the ten 2019 National History Teacher of the Year Finalists!

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Japanese American Committee for Democracy

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, recognizing the achievements and contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders to the history and culture of the United States. Senators Daniel K. Inouye and Spark Matsunaga of Hawaii, along with Representatives Frank Horton of New York and Norman Y. Mineta of California, introduced similar bills in 1977 to declare the first ten days of May Asian-Pacific Heritage week.
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Introducing Connie Lopez-Fink, the 2018 Tennessee History Teacher of the Year

Connie Lopez-Fink Tennessee History Teacher of the Year
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Introducing Jeremy Risty, the 2018 South Dakota History Teacher of the Year

Jeremy Risty South Dakota History Teacher of the Year
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Introducing Andrew Beyer, the 2018 Oregon History Teacher of the Year

Andrew Beyer Oregon History Teacher of the Year
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The 2019 Lincoln Prize Ceremony in New York City

The thirtieth annual Lincoln Prize was presented to David Blight for his biography Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom at a ceremony held in the Union League Club of New York City on April 16, 2019.
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Honoring the Memory and Legacy of David Brion Davis

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, revered historian David Brion Davis passed away at the age of 92. Professor Davis was integral to the founding of the Gilder Lehrman Institute and served as the founding director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale, where he was Sterling Professor of American History Emeritus. Davis wrote sixteen highly influential books, most famously his trilogy, The Problem of Slavery, which revolutionized the study of slavery, making it central to the study of American history.
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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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