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NEH Presents “The Question of Reparations” with Andrew Delbanco on October 19

On October 19, Andrew Delbanco, the Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies at Columbia University, President of the Teagle Foundation, and 2011 National Humanities Medalist, will give the 2022 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities presented by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Established by NEH in 1972, the Jefferson Lecture is the highest honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities. This year will mark the 50th anniversary of the honorary lecture series.

A renowned scholar of American literary, religious, and cultural history, Delbanco will deliver his lecture, “The Question of Reparations: Our Past, Our Present, Our Future,” on October 19, 2022, at President Lincoln’s Cottage historic site and museum in Washington, D.C., at 6:30 p.m. The outdoor event is free and open to the public and will stream online at

“I am deeply touched by this high honor,” said Delbanco, “which affords me an opportunity to bring the humanities to bear on a complex and demanding question that has long confronted our country. I have always believed that the study of the past must prove its value by helping us reflect on the challenges of the present and the future.”

Tickets Available via Eventbrite.

The 2022 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
October 19 at 6:30 p.m.
In Person & Streaming Live
President Lincoln’s Cottage | Washington, D.C.

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