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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Study the Civil War through the Letters and Diaries of Soldiers and Nurses with Dartmouth Professor Robert Bonner

Professor Robert Bonner, Professor of History, Department Chair, and Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor in Biography at Dartmouth College, offers unique perspectives on the Civil War—the perspectives of men and women who participated in the conflict.
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Study the Lives of the Enslaved with Daina Ramey Berry, 2018 Frederick Douglass Book Prize Finalist

In 2018 Professor Daina Ramey Berry was one of four finalists for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize for The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation (Beacon Press). She is the Associate Dean of Graduate Education Transformation and Oliver H.
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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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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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