WORLDWISE ARTS & HUMANITIES DEAN’S LECTURE: THE PULITZER 100
What is the impact of the humanities on American life? As part of the Pulitzer Prizes’ Centennial Celebration, the College of Arts and Humanities has partnered with Maryland Humanities to present Pulitzer Prize-winning author-historians Taylor Branch and Isabel Wilkerson. NAACP’s Sherrilyn Ifill will moderate an engaging discussion between the two on the historical context behind their Pulitzer Prize-winning work and its relevancy to our lives today.
A book signing and reception will follow the event.
This event is supported in part by Maryland Humanities through its yearlong commemoration of the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes. This commemoration is part of the Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Initiative, a joint venture of the Pulitzer Prizes Board and the Federation of State Humanities Councils in celebration of the 2016 centennial of the Prizes. The initiative seeks to illuminate the impact of journalism and the humanities on American life today, to imagine their future, and to inspire new generations to consider the values represented by the body of Pulitzer Prize-winning work. For their generous support for the Campfires Initiative, we thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Pulitzer Prizes Board, and Columbia University.
For more information on Maryland Humanities and their Pulitzer 100 initiatives, visit www.mdhumanities.org/programs/special-initiatives/pulitzer-prize-centennial-programming.