Civil Rights Leader C. Herbert Oliver Recalls His Report on the Bombing of Birmingham's Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in 1963

Just five days after the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama on September 15, 1963, Reverend C. Herbert Oliver wrote a report on Birmingham in the form of a letter, circulated nationwide on behalf of the Inter-Citizens Committee, in which he documented the violence that was consuming the city.  

The Gilder Lehrman Collection recently acquired an original copy of Reverend Oliver's letter. Reverend Oliver, who now lives in Brooklyn, kindly agreed to an interview at the Collection, which included a special viewing of his letter. 

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Gilder Lehrman Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month

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Introducing Christopher Raso, the 2018 Arizona History Teacher of the Year

Christopher Raso  Arizona History Teacher of the Year Award Winner 
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Introducing Lem Wheeles, the 2018 Alaska History Teacher of the Year

Lem Wheeles  Alaska History Teacher of the Year Award Winner 
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September 8 in the Gilder Lehrman Collection: Ford Pardons Nixon

Pardoning a President
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Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA Spotlight: “Race and Rights in America”

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Pace University offer a Master of Arts in American History through online courses for K–12 teachers. Applications are now open.
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Introducing Erin Coggins, the 2018 Alabama History Teacher of the Year

Erin Coggins Alabama History Teacher of the Year Since 2004, 749 exemplary American history teachers from elementary, middle, and high schools in all fifty states, Department of Defense schools, Washington DC, and US territories have been named State 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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