Gilder Lehrman Flagship School Students Win Big at the New York State Finals of the National History Day Competition

Two students from the Academy of American Studies in Queens, New York, a Gilder Lehrman Flagship School, were awarded prizes in the New York State Finals of the National History Day Competition in Cooperstown, New York, on April 29, 2019.

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The 54th Massachusetts Regiment in the Gilder Lehrman Collection

The 54th Regiment from Massachusetts, composed of volunteers, was the first African American regiment organized in the North by the Union Army during the American Civil War. It is perhaps best known for leading the charge on Fort Wagner in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, on July 18, 1863. The regiment suffered devestating losses, but its bravery became a rallying point for the Union Army and inspiration in the recruitment of African American soldiers.
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Introducing Adam Hellebuyck, the 2018 Michigan History Teacher of the Year

Adam Hellebuyck Michigan History Teacher of the Year
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History Scholar Award for Undergraduates Accepting Applications through April 15

For the 2019 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award, up to fifteen outstanding college students will be recognized for excellence in American history or American studies as well as commitment to public service, leadership, and community involvement. For the first time, college freshmen and sophomores may apply along with juniors and seniors. The winners will
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Frederick Douglass Resources

Frederick Douglass, the “Prophet of Freedom,” was a prolific writer and speaker whose legacy of activism continues to inspire the world. The Gilder Lehrman Institute is fortunate to have several original Frederick Douglass documents in its Collection and has amassed many scholarly responses to the life and work of the escaped enslaved man turned abolitionist leader. The Primary Souce Spotlight shines on several of Frederick Douglass’s letters:
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Announcing the 2019 Lincoln Prize Finalists

Gettysburg College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History have announced the finalists for the 2019 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, awarded annually to a work that enhances the general public’s understanding of the Civil War era.
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Introducing Brinda Tahiliani, the 2018 Massachusetts History Teacher of the Year

Brinda Tahiliani Massachusetts History Teacher of the Year
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Recent Press Mentions

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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The Hamilton Education Program in Education Dive

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In an article published today on Education Dive, Urban Assembly Media High School student Yadry Monsanto discusses her Hamilton Education Program experience on April 25, 2018: 

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Lewis E. Lehrman's Lincoln and Churchill: Statesmen at War

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We are pleased to announce the latest publication by Lewis E. Lehrman, the co-founder of the Gilder Lehrman Institute, a renowned historian, and a National Humanities Medal winner. Lincoln & Churchill: Statesmen at War, provides a new perspective on two of the greatest English-speaking statesmen and their remarkable leadership in wars of national survival. In the first book-length comparison of these two renowned war leaders, Mr.

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