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Democracy and the Informed Citizen

In 2020, Delaware Humanities is joining humanities councils across the country to discuss what it means to be an informed and engaged citizen, which is the foundation of our democracy.

Delaware Humanities has brought back our award-winning podcast, “A Matter of Facts”, for a second season.  This year, we are conducting a deep dive into specific sources  (Facebook, Wikipedia, Google, and so forth) to understand how these sources obtain and present their information.

Additional programming will include an oral history project with high school students, a panel with journalists, and a lecture with author and American Constitution Society President Caroline Fredrickson.

Grants will also be available for Delaware non-profits producing programming between now and June 2021 related to these themes.

We thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.

Additional Resources

Fake: Searching for Truth in the Age of Misinformation (documentary)
We the People: A Tool Kit for Strengthening Democracy
Harvard Ash Center: “Election Meltdown” with Richard Hasen