On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, Delaware Humanities hosted its Joseph P. del Tufo Annual Lecture in partnership with the Route 9 Library and Innovation Center. This year’s speaker was Caroline Fredrickson, a senior fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, a Distinguished Visitor from Practice at Georgetown Law Center, and former president of the American Constitution Society, who discussed how best to preserve a fair and balanced democracy through protecting voter rights, ensuring fair elections, and securing fair courts.
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About Dr. Joseph P. del Tufo
The Annual Lecture memorializes and honors Dr. Joseph P. del Tufo, an admired member of the Delaware Humanities Council. In 1979, Dr. del Tufo was named the first recipient of the Delaware Humanities Award. After his death that same year, the award was renamed in his honor to recognize academic accomplishment and commitment to providing accessible humanities programs for public enrichment.
The capstone of the Delaware Humanities year, every October we bring a notable scholar or artist to Delaware for the Joseph P. del Tufo Annual Lecture. Past speakers include Astronaut Leland Melvin, Professor N. D. B. Connolly, Professor Jane E. Calvert, Professor Mark D. Jordan, and actress Cicely Tyson.