3,434May 3, 1989
The San Andreas Fault in the Modern Mind
Mr. Percy examines the importance of language and ideas in a speech titled "The Fateful Rift: The San Andreas Fault in the Modern Mind". He is the author of Lost in the Cosmos.
2,484Apr 22, 2002
Arts and Humanities Medal Presentation
President and Mrs. Bush presented medals to the recipients of the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal for the year 2001. The evening also featured entertainment including a ...
1,135Mar 6, 2010
Presidential Power in Wartime
A discussion was held on the expansion of executive power during a time of war. President Lincoln’s successors have raised much more controversy than he did as they have sought to expand ...
659Sep 17, 2012
Civil War Historians Discuss the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation
Duke University History Professor Thavolia Glymph and University of Richmond President Edward Ayers were among the historians who explored the circumstances, outcomes, and ongoing considerations of ...
585Mar 22, 2002
Thomas Jefferson and the Trials of Phillis Wheatley
Mr. Gates talked about Thomas Jefferson’s reactions to the poetry of a Boston slave girl. Among the topics he addressed were controversy over the originality of the poems, attitudes ...
484May 22, 2008
John Updike, the Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist and critic, delivered the 37th Annual Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, “The Clarity of Things: What Is American about American ...
94May 13, 1988
The Present Age and the State of the Community
84Jun 29, 1995
Race, Ethnicity and Culture
Panelists from varied backgrounds sought ways to explain bigotry and racism in the U.S. and to replace them with a sense of community and common values.
62May 6, 1987
51Oct 18, 2004
Mr. Cole read a message from President George W. Bush, followed by a brief video and reading commemoration of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. A medal was presented for the ...
44Jun 3, 2003
We the People Bookshelf Announcement
The National Endowment for the Humanities issued a new list of recommended books for young readers (K-12) on the theme of “courage” as part of the Endowment’s We the People ...
15Mar 2, 1989