Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Laura Wolff Scanlan is a writer in Wheaton, Illinois.
Tennessee Williams haunts New Orleans.
Texas views the life of Anne Frank through her father's photos.
Alabama marks fifty years of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Oklahoma remembers the career of costumier Edith Head.
Nevada pays tribute to the vision of Howard Hughes.
Connecticut celebrates Noah Webster.
A New York program discusses how Jewish settlers shaped the Wild West.
MASSACHUSETTS On July 5, 1852, while citizens across the country were still celebrating American freedom, Frederick Douglass, the country’s most prominent former slave, delivered arguably the century’
While walking home on a snowy Michigan day in 1970 after taking pictures for his high school newspaper, fourteen-year-old Craig Varjabedian passed by an art gallery.
How a mansion-turned-boardinghouse in Old Lyme, Connecticut, became the place to be for American Impressionists.
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