by Eric Foner

In 1877, soon after retiring as president of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, embarked with his wife on a two-year tour of the world. At almost every location, he was greeted as a hero. In England, the son of the Duke of Wellington, whose father had vanquished Napoleon, greeted Grant as a military genius, the primary architect of Union victory in the American Civil War. Parading English workers hailed him as the man whose military prowess had saved the world’s leading experiment in democratic government and as a Hero of Freedom who had helped secure the emancipation of America’s four million slaves.More »

June 28 – July 26, 2013 Location: George C. Marshall Foundation, 1600 VMI Parade, Lexington, VA
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George C. Marshall Foundation, 1600 VMI Parade, Lexington, VA

Panel exhibition that documents and illustrates critical figures and events while tracing the evolving concept of freedom from the founding of the United States through 1968. Among the highlights are a rare 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence; a secretly printed draft and official copy of the US Constitution; Lincoln’s handwritten notes for several speeches; and letters by leading figures such as Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and Martin Luther King Jr.

May 24 – June 21, 2013 Location: Glen Rock High School, 400 Hamilton Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ
Location: 
Glen Rock High School, 400 Hamilton Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ

Panel exhibition that documents and illustrates critical figures and events while tracing the evolving concept of freedom from the founding of the United States through 1968. Among the highlights are a rare 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence; a secretly printed draft and official copy of the US Constitution; Lincoln’s handwritten notes for several speeches; and letters by leading figures such as Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and Martin Luther King Jr.

April 19 – May 17, 2013 Location: Southwest High School, 11914 Dragon Lane, San Antonio, TX
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Southwest High School, 11914 Dragon Lane, San Antonio, TX

Panel exhibition that documents and illustrates critical figures and events while tracing the evolving concept of freedom from the founding of the United States through 1968. Among the highlights are a rare 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence; a secretly printed draft and official copy of the US Constitution; Lincoln’s handwritten notes for several speeches; and letters by leading figures such as Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and Martin Luther King Jr.

March 15 – April 12, 2013 Location: Dutcher Middle School, 1441 Colorado Avenue, Turlock, CA
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Dutcher Middle School, 1441 Colorado Avenue, Turlock, CA

Panel exhibition that documents and illustrates critical figures and events while tracing the evolving concept of freedom from the founding of the United States through 1968. Among the highlights are a rare 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence; a secretly printed draft and official copy of the US Constitution; Lincoln’s handwritten notes for several speeches; and letters by leading figures such as Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and Martin Luther King Jr.

February 7 – March 7, 2013 Location: Gem Theater, 700 Tennessee Avenue, Etowah, TN
Location: 
Gem Theater, 700 Tennessee Avenue, Etowah, TN

Panel exhibition that documents and illustrates critical figures and events while tracing the evolving concept of freedom from the founding of the United States through 1968. Among the highlights are a rare 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence; a secretly printed draft and official copy of the US Constitution; Lincoln’s handwritten notes for several speeches; and letters by leading figures such as Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and Martin Luther King Jr.

January 31 – March 11, 2013 Location: Robert T. Matsui Courthouse (hosted by McClatchy High School), 501 I Street, Sacramento, CA
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Robert T. Matsui Courthouse (hosted by McClatchy High School), 501 I Street, Sacramento, CA

Panel exhibition that documents and illustrates critical figures and events while tracing the evolving concept of freedom from the founding of the United States through 1968. Among the highlights are a rare 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence; a secretly printed draft and official copy of the US Constitution; Lincoln’s handwritten notes for several speeches; and letters by leading figures such as Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and Martin Luther King Jr.

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Thank you for your interest in our Teacher Seminars. The application for 2014 programs is now closed.

If you completed an application for a 2014 Teacher Seminar, seminar notifications are available through your account at www.gilderlehrman.org/seminar-status.

Please visit our website in November 2014 for the 2015 Teacher Seminar program.

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