Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Alabama marks fifty years of To Kill a Mockingbird.
South Dakota remembers the Great War in a collection of one family's letters.
Oklahoma remembers the career of costumier Edith Head.
Nevada pays tribute to the vision of Howard Hughes.
Connecticut celebrates Noah Webster.
Idaho listens to the songs of its people.
Nebraska hosts talks on a pioneer in abstract art.
Nebraska hosts talks on the reach of the Mexican muralists.
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’
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
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Done with Tolstoy
Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.
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A Workingman's Poet
Frankness and plain speaking made Carl Sandburg a celebrity.
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The Blue Humanities
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?
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