National Humanities Medal

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The National Humanities Medal is an American award that annually recognizes several individuals, groups, or institutions for work that has "deepened the nation's understanding of the humanities, broadened our citizens' engagement with the humanities, or helped preserve and expand Americans' access to important resources in the humanities."wikipedia
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José Andrés

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He was awarded a 2015 National Humanities Medal at a 2016 White House ceremony for his work with World Central Kitchen.

Abraham Verghese

Abraham C. Verghese
He received the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama in 2015.

Rebecca Goldstein

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Goldstein is a MacArthur Fellow and has received the National Humanities Medal, the National Jewish Book Award, and numerous other honors.

Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

She has also received several awards for her work, most notably the 2014 National Humanities Medal.

Vicki L. Ruiz

Vicki RuizVicki Lynn Ruiz
She is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal.

Edward L. Ayers

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In July 2013, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony.

Jhumpa Lahiri

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In 2014, Lahiri was awarded the National Humanities Medal.

Marilynne Robinson

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Across her writing career, Robinson has received numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2005, National Humanities Medal in 2012, and the 2016 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.

David Brion Davis

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Davis received the 1967 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, and the National Humanities Medal, presented by President Barack Obama in 2014 for "reshaping our understanding of history."

Krista Tippett

Krista Tippet
In 2014, Tippett was awarded the National Humanities Medal by U.S. President Barack Obama.

Johnpaul Jones

A Native American himself, he has also executed many projects for various Native American organizations, and was lead design consultant for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian, completed 2004 in Washington, D.C. He was the first architect ever to receive the National Humanities Medal.

Jill Ker Conway

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She was a recipient of the National Humanities Medal.

Wendell Berry

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He is an elected member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, a recipient of The National Humanities Medal, and the Jefferson Lecturer for 2012.

Joyce Carol Oates

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She has won many awards for her writing, including the National Book Award, for her novel them (1969), two O. Henry Awards, the National Humanities Medal and the Jerusalem Prize (2019).

Robert B. Silvers

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Silvers' awards and honorary degrees include the National Book Foundation's Literarian Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Award for "Distinguished Service to the Arts", the Ivan Sandrof Award for Lifetime Achievement in Publishing and a National Humanities Medal.

Natalie Zemon Davis

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She has been awarded the Holberg International Memorial Prize and National Humanities Medal and been named Companion of the Order of Canada.

Frank Deford

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In 2013, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal, was presented with the William Allen White Citation for "excellence in journalism" by the University of Kansas, and became the first sports journalist ever to receive the National Press Foundation's highest honor, the W.M. Kiplinger Award for Distinguished Contributions to Journalism.

Gordon S. Wood

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In 2010, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal.

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Ramón Saldívar

He is currently a professor at Stanford University, and received the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama in 2012.

Charles Frankel

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The annual Charles Frankel Prize in the Humanities was established in 1988 and succeeded by the National Humanities Medal in 1997.
In 1997 the prize was renamed The National Humanities Medal.