Ten distinguished humanities recipients to receive honor on Sept 10 in East Room ceremony
WASHINGTON (September 3, 2015) — The White House today announced the distinguished recipients of the 2014 National Humanities Medal. The awardees include historians, writers, a philosopher, scholar, preservationist, food activist and an education course. President Barack Obama will confer the medal in a September 10 ceremony in the East Room. The First Lady will also attend.
The work of AAAS Professor William Julius Wilson (as well as that of Devah Pager, Professor of Sociology at Harvard University) figured centrally in the Sunday main editorial of the New York Times on the status of Black men in America today.
Through a three-year grant from the President’s Innovation Fund for International Education (2015-2017), the Harvard in West Africa Project seeks to expand Harvard’s presence in Ghana and Senegal, two countries in West Africa where Harvard Summer Programs exist. Read more about Harvard in West Africa (A PIFIE-Funded Project)