Take a Deeper Dive into the World of HAMILTON with Gilder Lehrman

Photo of the original Broadway cast of Hamilton, 2016 by Joan MarcusOn July 3 the 2016 original Broadway cast production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton will be released to Disney Plus subscribers.

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Gilder Lehrman Interns Explore Campaigns for and against Impeachment of Richard Nixon

Today, the many ways Americans can easily voice our political opinions can make it hard to imagine a time when there were no such instantaneous options. Signing an online petition, posting an article to Facebook, or sharing a hashtag on Twitter can be done anywhere and in a matter of seconds. However, in decades past, Americans found other efficient and powerful means of communicating their opinions, not too different from the methods we use today.
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Five Lessons for Frederick Douglass’s Fifth of July Speech

Frederick Douglass, who had escaped slavery in 1838, delivered an address commemorating the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence to
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The Declaration of Independence of Peter Timothy: Printer, Prisoner, and Patriot

Every Independence Day, amidst the barbeques and fireworks, millions of Americans recall the start of our nation and the fifty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence who declared the freedom of the thirteen colonies from British rule.
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Add Your Own Post to These Excellent #mygli25 Teacher Posts!

Teachers, students, administrators, scholars, history buffs! We would love to hear your story! In honor of the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s 25th Anniversary, we are gathering as many GLI tales as we can and then sharing them on gilderlehrman.org. Simply record and post up to a 30-second video on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using the hashtag #MyGLI25 and we’ll do the rest. Here are some excellent examples we’ve seen on Twitter recently.
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Fall 2019 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 2019 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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Students at Affiliate School Stuyvesant High School Win First Place in National History Day Contest

On Thursday, June 13, National History Day (NHD) presented the awards for the national finals of the 2019 National History Day Contest. More than half a million students entered the competition last year, and 3,000 of them advanced through the local, state, and affiliate rounds to earn their place in the National Contest held at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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Recent Press Mentions

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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The Gilder Lehrman Institute in Philanthropy Magazine

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Richard Gilder (left) and Lewis Lehrman (right) speak with students at Notre Dame Preparatory Academy.The July 2018 issue of

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