Fall 2020 Registration Now Open for the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Program

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Pace University are pleased to announce that registration for the Fall 2020 courses is now open for the online Master of Arts in American History for K–12 teachers affiliated with the Gilder Lehrman Institute. The online program offers a unique and affordable opportunity for educators to work with two dynamic and eminent institutions dedicated to lifelong learning and career preparedness.

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Introducing Cherry Whipple, the 2018 Texas History Teacher of the Year

Cherry Whipple Texas History Teacher of the Year
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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Japanese American Committee for Democracy

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, recognizing the achievements and contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders to the history and culture of the United States. Senators Daniel K. Inouye and Spark Matsunaga of Hawaii, along with Representatives Frank Horton of New York and Norman Y. Mineta of California, introduced similar bills in 1977 to declare the first ten days of May Asian-Pacific Heritage week.
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Introducing Connie Lopez-Fink, the 2018 Tennessee History Teacher of the Year

Connie Lopez-Fink Tennessee History Teacher of the Year
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Introducing Jeremy Risty, the 2018 South Dakota History Teacher of the Year

Jeremy Risty South Dakota History Teacher of the Year
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Introducing Andrew Beyer, the 2018 Oregon History Teacher of the Year

Andrew Beyer Oregon History Teacher of the Year
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The 2019 Lincoln Prize Ceremony in New York City

The thirtieth annual Lincoln Prize was presented to David Blight for his biography Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom at a ceremony held in the Union League Club of New York City on April 16, 2019.
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Recent Press Mentions

Daina Ramey Berry's "Lives of the Enslaved" Pace–Gilder Lehrman Online MA Course Featured in NBC News Article

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In 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.

Berry is quoted directly and indirectly throughout the article, assessing the state of teaching Black history and how to improve it:

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The New York Times Remembers Richard Gilder

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Sam 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.”

In sumarizing some of the work done by the Gilder Lehrman Institute, Roberts wrote, of Richard Gilder and Lewis Lehrman

They amassed a collection that would eventually consist of 70,000 original documents, letters, pamphlets, diaries and other primary sources that illuminate American history.

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EduHam at Home Announced in a Washington Post Feature Article

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The 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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