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Annual Lecture

On Thursday, October 28 at 6:30 PM, Eric Berkowitz presented the Joseph P. del Tufo Annual Lecture via Zoom.  Eric Berkowitz is a San Francisco-based author, human rights lawyer, and journalist. In his lecture, Berkowitz discussed several recurring themes driving censorship throughout the ages.  The 2021 Annual Lecture was brought to you in partnership with the Delaware LibrariesThis event was funded by the Democracy and the Informed Citizen initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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.