Hamilton Cast Members Read Books for Kids with #EduHamReads

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is excited to announce, Hamilton Cast Read Alongs, a new program that features Hamilton original and touring cast members reading award-winning children's books of their choosing.

Each book selected has historical resonance and readings will be followed by a discussion of the history behind the story led by Gilder Lehrman Education Fellow and 2019 Illinois History Teacher of the Year Keisha Rembert.

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Study the American Revolution in Online Summer MA Course with Professor Denver Brunsman of George Washington University

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Pace University are pleased to announce that registration for Summer 2020 courses is open for the online Master of Arts in American History Program. We highlight here one of the six courses offered in the coming semester. The American Revolution
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Study Black Women's History in Online MA Summer Course with Professor Kellie Carter Jackson of Wellesley College

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Pace University are pleased to announce that registration for Summer 2020 courses is open for the online Master of Arts in American History Program. We highlight here one of the six courses offered in the coming semester. Black Women’s History
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New, Free Family Website Subscription Provides Resources and Guidance for Remote Learning

In these months of remote learning, parents and family members, who are taking on the role of teacher while classroom teachers strive to construct meaningful remote lessons, need resources, advice, and guidance for their kids. We at the Gilder Lehrman Institute understand how challenging this can be. To help families and teachers through this difficult time, we are making available the best of what our organization has to offer in an as easily accessible a way as possible.
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Kathrine Mott Named Chief Operating Officer of the Gilder Lehrman Institute

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is delighted to announce that Kathrine Mott will be joining us as our new chief operating officer, starting Monday, March 9. Gilder Lehrman president Jim Basker said, “We are thrilled to have Kathrine join us. She brings all the skills and experience we need to develop our programs and pursue our mission with even greater success.”
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The 21st Frederick Douglass Book Prize Ceremony

The 21st Frederick Douglass Book Prize was awarded on February 13, 2020, at the Schimmel Center of Pace University to Amy Murrell Taylor, professor of history at the University of Kentucky, for her book Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps. The ceremony was preceded by a question-and-answer session with Professor Taylor and students from fifteen Gilder Lehrman Affiliate Schools, all of whom received free copies of Professor Taylor’s book.
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Ohio History Teacher of the Year Interviewed about WWII Fallen Soldiers Project

Joseph Boyle, the 2019 Ohio Teacher of the Year, has, since 2014 led a powerful teaching unit with his students at Morrison R. Waite High School in Toledo. Using only primary source documents, Boyle’s students reconstruct the lives of fallen World War II soldiers from their community and present eulogies for them at a public event. His students, the state of Ohio, and now the country at large have been inspired by his work.  Mr. Boyle kindly answered our questions about this program in February 2020.
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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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