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Public Humanities Award

Danielle Allen and Mannie L. Jackson were honored as the 2018 recipients of Illinois Humanities’ Public Humanities Award on Wednesday, May 30th for their achievements and for their dedication to building dialogue across all sectors of society, using the humanities to engage people on issues important to our democracy.

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