Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Kansas's Julie Mulvihill travels the state stumping for the humanities.
Through Georgia's online encyclopedia, Jamil Zainaldin helps disseminate the state's historical gems.
Dena Wortzel finds common ground between rural and urban communities.
Poet Shelley Crisp brings her passion for place to North Carolina.
Peter Gilbert recruits top scholars to Vermont's monthly gatherings.
Gregory W. Kimura bridges urban and rural worldviews with humanities programming.
Phoebe Stein Davis is determined to make the humanities relevant.
Erik Jorgensen, captain of the Maine Humanities Council.
Ann Thompson finds inspiration in Lincoln.
From fast times at Clairemont High to the California Humanities, Ralph Lewin has always been fascinated with stories.
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