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National Humanities Medal

Virginia Gentlewomen

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.06.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The daughter of a free white man and an enslaved black woman, she sued for her freedom. Through petition, her case was sent to the Virginia General Assembly and she was freed in 1656.

Host Of 'On Being' Faith Broadcast Awarded National Humanities Medal

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 07.31.2014 | Religion

(RNS) On Sept. 11, 2001, Krista Tippett was in Washington on her way to meet with potential funders to create a radio show focused on faith. As the da...

Two Latinos Are Awarded With National Humanities Medals

Posted 02.16.2012 | Latino Voices

In a ceremony held on Monday at the White House, President Barack Obama awarded the National Humanities Medal to nine honorees. Among them were two La...