H-SC to Host Gilder Lehrman Seminar

July 01, 2010

Civil Rights Placard, 1968From July 18 to 24, 2010, Hampden-Sydney College will host a Gilder Lehrman Institute Summer Seminar for K-12 teachers and National Park Service interpreters.  The topic will be "Civil Rights in America."

Held at institutions throughout the United States and Great Britain, these seminars provide intellectual stimulation and practical resources and strategies to take back to the classroom.  Over the past fourteen years, over 6000 educators have participated in Gilder Lehrman Seminars.

Founded in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a nonprofit organization supporting the study and love of American history through a wide range of programs and resources for students, teachers, scholars, and history enthusiasts throughout the nation.

The Institute creates and works closely with history-focused schools; organizes summer seminars and development programs for teachers; produces print and digital publications and traveling exhibitions; hosts lectures by eminent historians; administers a History Teacher of the Year Award in every state and U.S. territory; and offers national book prizes and fellowships for scholars to work in the Gilder Lehrman Collection as well as other renowned archives.