Anna Deavere Smith

Anna Deavere Smith named Jefferson Lecturer

Actress, playwright, and professor to deliver the 2015 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Little Italy, New York City, 1950s

Arrivederci Italia

NEH-supported series The Italian Americans airs on PBS February 17 & 24
illustration of two girls sitting at piano, playing it

What Is Music?

An ethnomusicologist says he is not sure
Sono Osato

The Original Miss Turnstiles

Sono Osato Starred on Broadway While Her Japanese Father Was Interned

Jefferson Lecture 2015

Anna Deavere Smith sits down with NEH Chairman William Adams to discuss "what makes a good interview"

Explore the Humanities

Websites, apps, and digital projects supported by NEH grants

Humanities Magazine

The Magazine
of the National Endowment for the Humanities

Cézanne self-portrait