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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History Scholar Award for Undergraduates Accepting Applications through April 15

For the 2019 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award, up to fifteen outstanding college students will be recognized for excellence in American history or American studies as well as commitment to public service, leadership, and community involvement. For the first time, college freshmen and sophomores may apply along with juniors and seniors. The winners will
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Frederick Douglass Resources

Frederick Douglass, the “Prophet of Freedom,” was a prolific writer and speaker whose legacy of activism continues to inspire the world. The Gilder Lehrman Institute is fortunate to have several original Frederick Douglass documents in its Collection and has amassed many scholarly responses to the life and work of the escaped enslaved man turned abolitionist leader. The Primary Souce Spotlight shines on several of Frederick Douglass’s letters:
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Announcing the 2019 Lincoln Prize Finalists

Gettysburg College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History have announced the finalists for the 2019 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, awarded annually to a work that enhances the general public’s understanding of the Civil War era.
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Introducing Brinda Tahiliani, the 2018 Massachusetts History Teacher of the Year

Brinda Tahiliani Massachusetts History Teacher of the Year
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“Freedom Vote” v. Voter Suppression in Mississippi, 1963

From the Gilder Lehrman Collection: Voting and Obstructions to It in 1963 The Gilder Lehrman Institute recently acquired a collection of civil rights documents, including the two discussed here.
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Introducing Molly Smith, the 2018 Maryland History Teacher of the Year

Molly SmithMaryland History Teacher of the YearSince 2004, 749 exemplary American history teachers from elementary, middle, and high schools in all fifty states, Department of Defense schools, Washington DC, and US territories have been named State History Teacher of the Year. The National History Teacher of the Year is named in the fall.
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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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