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June 26, 2020
The Freedmen’s Memorial in Washington is not a Confederate monument. It famously exhibits a standing Abraham Lincoln seemingly giving freedom to a kneeling black man naked...
June 22, 2020
African American cultural memory of slavery, emancipation and the Civil War reached an important apex on January 1, 1913, when James Weldon Johnson, musical lyricist,...
June 19, 2020
New-York Historical Society Program date: June 11, 2020 What did the nation look like in the years following the end of the Civil War and the emancipation of African...
David Blight
June 15, 2020
On June 9, New England Public Radio spoke with David Blight, professor of history, African American studies and American studies and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for...
June 5, 2020
At the Gilder Lehrman Center we want to express our continued commitment to using history, and knowledge more generally, as well as our teaching and our imaginations to face...
Richard Gilder, 2013 Frederick Douglass Book Prize award ceremony
May 13, 2020
 On May 12, 2020, Richard Gilder, Jr. died.  Above all Dick was a great New Yorker, an extraordinary and generous Yale University graduate, class of 1954, and a visionary...
May 5, 2020
As global enterprises grapple with the impacts of the current unprecedented pandemic, the most vulnerable workers and communities in their supply chains will bear the brunt...