Celebrate 25 Years with GLI and Send Us Your #MyGLI25 Story

Send Us Your #MyGLI25 Story!

Are you a teacher, student, administrator, scholar or history buff who has benefited from or been involved in the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History? Be it through gaining new knowledge or finding new opportunities for professional development or personal growth, how has GLI been a part of your life? We would love to hear your story! 

In honor of the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s 25th Anniversary, we are gathering as many GLI tales as we can and then sharing them on gilderlehrman.org.

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Introducing Cathy Lee, the 2018 Mississippi History Teacher of the Year

Cathy Lee  Mississippi History Teacher of the Year 
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Introducing Heather Loeschke, the 2018 Minnesota History Teacher of the Year

Heather Loeschke Minnesota History Teacher of the Year
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Special Printing of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Offered to Title I-eligible Schools

Thanks to the generosity of a group of African American business and civic leaders, the Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to present a special offer only for Title I-eligible schools: a Gilder Lehrman Institute-exclusive printing of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight.
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David Blight Awarded the 2019 Lincoln Prize for "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom"

Gettysburg College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History have announced that David Blight, author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (Simon & Schuster), is the recipient of the 2019 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize. A noted Civil War historian, Blight is Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale University and directs the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale.
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The 54th Massachusetts Regiment in the Gilder Lehrman Collection

The 54th Regiment from Massachusetts, composed of volunteers, was the first African American regiment organized in the North by the Union Army during the American Civil War. It is perhaps best known for leading the charge on Fort Wagner in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, on July 18, 1863. The regiment suffered devestating losses, but its bravery became a rallying point for the Union Army and inspiration in the recruitment of African American soldiers.
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Introducing Adam Hellebuyck, the 2018 Michigan History Teacher of the Year

Adam Hellebuyck Michigan 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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