Video Highlights from the 2023 Gilder Lehrman Institute Gala

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is introduced at the 2023 Gala by Gilder Lehrman Student Advisory Council members.On May 23, the Gilder Lehrman Institute Annual Gala celebrated the power of history education, scholarship, and the remarkable individuals who make our work possible. This year’s event recognized four honorees as Gilder Lehrman Champions of History and role models for the millions of students we serve:

  • Activists and former diplomats Debbie and Craig Stapleton
  • Civic leader and philanthropist Valerie Rockefeller
  • Renowned African American history scholar, filmmaker, and institution-builder Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

We invite you to view our honorees’ award acceptance speeches and gala video tributes to them here.