Ken Burns tapped for NEH's Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
New Hampshire's own Ken Burns has been chosen by the National Endowment for the Humanities to deliver the 2016 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities.
If you've seen Burns speak at our Annual Dinner you know how passionately and powerfully he conveys the importance of the humanities in our lives. The lecture is the highest honor the nation bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities, and who better embodies that ideal than Ken Burns? Burns will talk about race in America, a topic he has illuminated and confronted through his nearly 40 years of directing and producing acclaimed historical documentaries.
He'll deliver the lecture on May 9 at the Kennedy Center and the event is FREE. Tickets will be available on the NEH website in April. Well worth planning a visit to DC around this event!