The Annual Lecture is the yearly capstone event for Delaware Humanities. Held every October—during National Arts & Humanities Month—the Annual Lecture remains the largest free event of the year for the organization since the program began in 1997. Every October, notable Featured topics stem from the intersections of community needs, requests and interest as well as current events as relevant to Delaware.
The Annual Lecture additionally memorializes and honors Dr. Joseph P. del Tufo, an impactful and admired supporter of Delaware Humanities whose commitment to accessible humanities programs for public enrichment continues to inspire us to this day. In 1979, Dr. del Tufo was named the first recipient of the Delaware Humanities Award and, following his death that same year, the award was renamed in his honor to recognize academic accomplishment and investment in our Delaware community.
Join us for our Annual Lecture and spark a dialogue.
This Year’s Lecture:
Intersectional Rural Identity with Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson
Dangerous Speech and Cowardly Suppression by Eric Berkowitz
Democracy Fix by Caroline Fredrickson
Moments in Silence by Astronaut Leland Melvin
Journalism in the ‘Fake News’ Era by Steve Coll
Nuestra América: Latino History as U.S. History with Vicki Ruiz
Rethinking Jim Crow Segregation by Dr. Nathan Connolly