Watch Luis Miranda Interviewed by Gilder Lehrman Student Advisory Council Members

On Wednesday, October 14, members of the Gilder Lehrman Student Advisory Council interviewed Lin-Manuel Miranda’s father, Luis Miranda, about his life as depicted in the HBO film Siempre, Luis. See below for the meaningful, personal, and entertaining exchange of stories and ideas.

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Learn about the Institute's Work with a Civil Rights Leader and NYC Students

In September 2018, the Gilder Lehrman Institute discovered that the creator of a document at the center of the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama, is now living in New York. We brought the Reverend C. Herbert Oliver to the Gilder Lehrman Collection to talk about his experiences in Birmingham in the 1960s. Over the course of the next year, we continued to find ways to highlight the Reverend Oliver’s visit on our blog.
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The Gilder Lehrman Institute Presents Alysha Butler with the 2019 National History Teacher of the Year Award

On October 2, 2019, in the Grand Ballroom at the Yale Club in New York City, Alysha Butler of McKinley Technology High School in Washington DC was presented with the 2019 National History Teacher of the Year Award. At the event, Gilder Lehrman staff, Affiliate School teachers, trustees, and other friends of the Institute celebrated the recipient and the teaching of history in the United States.
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Introducing John Zingale, the 2019 Washington History Teacher of the Year and National Finalist

John Zingale 2019 Washington Teacher of the Year and Finalist for National History Teacher of the Year
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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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Getting to Know Alysha Butler, 2019 National History Teacher of the Year

Alysha Butler is a social studies teacher at McKinley Technology High School in Washington, DC. She won the 2019 Daughters of the American Revolution Outstanding Teacher of United States History Award, was a 2019 GrantEd Recipient, and was selected as the 2010 Miramar High School Teacher of the Year. Along with the nine other finalists for the award, she was asked informal questions by the Gilder Lehrman Institute. What was your initial reaction upon hearing that you were the national winner?
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Watch Justice Sandra Day O'Connor’s Teacher Seminar on the Anniversary of Her Swearing In

On September 25, 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor became the first female Supreme Court justice in the United States when she was sworn in by Chief Justice Warren Burger. She had been nominated by President Ronald Reagan, and she retired in 2006 after twenty-five years on the Court. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, nominated by President Bill Clinton in 1993, was the second woman to be sworn in as a Supreme Court justice. Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan were nominated by President Barack Obama in 2009 and 2010 respectively.
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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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