Gilder Lehrman Institute Voting Rights Project Wins 2022 Leonore Annenberg Award

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has been awarded the 2022 Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics Award by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania to develop a high school program on the role of the states in determining and protecting voting rights.

The $200,000 prize will be used to create and pilot-test a new curriculum that will be introduced for Constitution Day 2023.

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Former slave, Doctor Cuffee Saunders, 1781

Sometimes a simple document can open the door to a great story. Cuffee Saunders was a Black soldier during the Revolutionary War. The paperwork here is for “Cuffee Wells,” Wells being the name of Cuffee’s former slaveowner. When Cuffee entered the Army he was still known as Cuffee Wells, and during the war he took the last name of Saunders. 
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Former slave, Doctor Cuffee Saunders, 1781

Sometimes a simple document can open the door to a great story. Cuffee Saunders was a Black soldier during the Revolutionary War. The paperwork here is for “Cuffee Wells,” Wells being the name of Cuffee’s former slaveowner. When Cuffee entered the Army he was still known as Cuffee Wells, and during the war he took the last name of Saunders. 
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Former slave, Doctor Cuffee Saunders, 1781

Sometimes a simple document can open the door to a great story. Cuffee Saunders was a Black soldier during the Revolutionary War. The paperwork here is for “Cuffee Wells,” Wells being the name of Cuffee’s former slaveowner. When Cuffee entered the Army he was still known as Cuffee Wells, and during the war he took the last name of Saunders. 
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Former slave, Doctor Cuffee Saunders, 1781

Sometimes a simple document can open the door to a great story. Cuffee Saunders was a Black soldier during the Revolutionary War. The paperwork here is for “Cuffee Wells,” Wells being the name of Cuffee’s former slaveowner. When Cuffee entered the Army he was still known as Cuffee Wells, and during the war he took the last name of Saunders. 
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Introducing Amy King, the 2019 North Carolina History Teacher of the Year and National Finalist

Amy King North Carolina History Teacher of the Year and Finalist for National History Teacher of the Year
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Recent Press Mentions

HAMILTON's Celebrated Education Program Returns in LA - Variety and Broadway World

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"The best way to teach history to our young people is to capture their imaginations," said Mayor Eric Garcetti. "That's why I'm excited to welcome Gilder Lehrman and the HAMILTON Education Program to Los Angeles. The EduHam program will give our students an opportunity to see the story of America's founding come alive right in front of their eyes - through the lenses of music, art, and creativity."
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Featured in FORBES Article on History Education

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In her February 2, 2022 Forbes article "Want Kids To Learn History? Ask These 4 Questions," Natalie Wexler cited the Gilder Lehrman Institute as "offer[ing] a dizzying array of programs based on the 75,000 items in its collection, all searchable online... It sponsors summer institutes with lectures by illustrious historians. But it also tries to reach students more directly. The institute counts some 30,000 schools as “affiliates,” and its document-focused lesson plans—some aimed at the elementary grades—are freely available online."
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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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