The Gilder Lehrman Institute's 2021 Calendar of Civil Rights Now Available

 END RACISM!" poster designed for a march on April 8, 1968, 4 days after Martin Luther King's Jr.'s assassination (Gilder Lehrman Institute, GLC06125).The Gilder Lehrman Institute's 2021 Calendar of Civil Rights is

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Celebrating Thomas Edison in the Collection on the Anniversary of His Lighting New York City

On September 4, 1882, the first electrical lighting in New York City signaled a new era of urban illumination. Pearl Street Station, the first central power station in the world, was operated by Thomas Alva Edison and the Edison Electric Illuminating Company of New York, which would later become Consolidated Edison, and it was from here the switch was flipped.
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Scholarships and Loans Available for the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History

There is still time to apply for fall courses in the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Program.
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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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Gilder Lehrman Collection Advice for Home Care of Family Photographs and Documents

Summer 2019 Marketing and Communications intern Olivia Luntz recently interviewed archivists and
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2019 Teacher Seminars Conclude for the Summer

The 2019 Teacher Seminars have come to a close. Held at colleges and historic sites across the US and abroad, Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars of 2019 offered teachers daily programs with leading historians, visits to local historic sites, and hands-on work with primary sources. From June 16 through August 3 
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Summer 2019 Teacher Seminars, Weeks and 4 and 5

Held at colleges and historic sites across the US and abroad, Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars offer teachers daily programs with leading historians, visits to local historic sites, and hands-on work with primary sources.
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Daina Ramey Berry's "Lives of the Enslaved" Pace–Gilder Lehrman Online MA Course Featured in NBC News Article

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Daina Ramey Berry at the 2019 Frederick Douglass Book Prize AwardsIn a Dallas-Fort Worth NBC affiliate article exploring “How to Transform Black History Education in Schools,” Daina Ramey Berry’s “Lives of the Enslaved,” a Pace–Gilder Lehrman Online MA in American History course, was featured prominently.

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The New York Times Remembers Richard Gilder

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Richard Gilder at the Frederick Douglass Book Prize Ceremony in 2011Sam Roberts wrote a comprehensive obituary for Richard Gilder on May 14, 2020, calling him “a billionaire investor and benefactor who was instrumental in revitalizing two neglected exemplars of American democracy — the study of American history and Central Park.”

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EduHam at Home Announced in a Washington Post Feature Article

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Student performers at an EduHam performance in San Francisco on March 4, 2020The Washington Post announced the EduHam at Home program on April 21, 2020, with a feature article by theater critic Peter Marks. Along with exploring the development of EduHam itself, the article highlights Gilder Lehrman Institute president James Basker’s explanation of how and why EduHam at Home works:

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