~ Lincoln Bicentennial Lecture ~ Lincoln at the Turning Point: From Peoria to the Presidency
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
Lewis E. Lehrman, Author of Lincoln at Peoria: The Turning Point, and recipient of National Humanities Medal
Lewis E. Lehrman was a recipient of the 2005 National Humanities Medal for his work in American history. He co-founded the Lincoln & Soldiers Institute with philanthropist Richard Gilder, which annually awards the Lincoln Prize for the best work on the Lincoln era. They established the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University which awards the annual Frederick Douglass Prize. Lehrman and Gilder co-founded the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. They built the Gilder Lehrman Collection of American historical manuscripts, a history of America in the original documents, now on deposit at the New-York Historical Society. Lehrman taught history at Yale University as a Carnegie Teaching Fellow and as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow earned his Masters in history at Harvard University. Lehrman is the author of Lincoln at Peoria: The Turning Point.