How Did We Get Here? Early Bird Discount for "The Great Migration" through Saturday

Professional Development on Topical Issues

The How Did We Get Here? professional development series provides teachers with ready-made, classroom-friendly resources on topics in American history that are front-and-center in current events, such as the Great Migration, US foreign policy from before World War I to now, and the experiences of American Indians, Asian Americans, Latino and Latina Americans, and the LGBTQ community.

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Announcing the 2022 Ham4Progress Award for Educational Advancement

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is proud to partner with Hamilton on the Ham4Progress Award for Educational Advancement. The award supports college-bound high school juniors from communities that directly experience the consequences of social injustice and/or discrimination.
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Book Breaks Subscription for 2022

Book Breaks, the live weekly online program on which the most exciting history scholars in America discuss their books and answer audience questions, began during the pandemic as a way to bring the nation’s leading historians into the homes of teachers, students, and history lovers everywhere. Since then, it has reached more than 60,000 viewers in 84 countries.
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Remembering the Reverend C. Herbert Oliver

On November 30, 2021, the Reverend C. Herbert Oliver, a civil rights activist who, as executive secretary of the Inter-Citizens Committee, documented police brutality against African Americans in Alabama in the early 1960s and later fought for public school reform in New York City, passed away at the age of 96.
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2021 Year End Newsletter

2021 ends on several high notes for the Gilder Lehrman Institute, which we are pleased to share through our Year End Newsletter. We just welcomed our 30,000th Affiliate School—Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
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Staff Picks from the Gilder Lehrman Book Shop: 20th-Century History Recommendations

This holiday season, the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s staff recommends their favorite history books, all of which can be purchased from the Gilder Lehrman Book Shop.
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EduHam Online December Newsletter: Two Reasons to Celebrate December 16

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Recent Press Mentions

2021 State History Teachers of the Year in the News

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KOLN/KGIN-TV 10/11 News broadcasts a story about the surprise ceremony for Nebraska History Teacher of the year Nathan Bassett of Lincoln Lutheran Middle and High School.
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The 2021 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize Presented on C-SPAN

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On April 19, 2021 the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize ceremony was held as a virtual event to honor and celebrate both the 2020 and 2021 winners of the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize: Elizabeth Varon, 2020 prizewinner for her book Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War, and David S. Reynolds, 2021 prizewinner for his book Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times. 
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The Gilder Lehrman Institute, St. John Fisher College, Rochester Historical Society Partnership Funds Scholarship

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A new partnership between St. John Fisher College, the Rochester Historical Society, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History will create a scholarship for students interested in pursuing studies in history.
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