Welcoming Teachers and Students to the NEH Jefferson Lecture

The National Humanities Alliance, in collaboration with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), is pleased to announce an opportunity for teachers and high school students to attend the NEH's 2022 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, delivered by Andrew Delbanco and entitled “The Question of Reparations: Our Past, Our Present, Our Future.”

Andrew Delbanco is an author, professor of American studies at Columbia University, and president of the Teagle Foundation. 

The event will be held on October 19, 2022, at 6:30 pm at President Lincoln’s Cottage, a historic site and museum in Washington, D.C. A reception open to all attendees immediately follows the lecture.

To support teachers and students in attending the lecture and reflecting on its content, we are offering:

  • A $250 stipend plus travel funding up to $100 to teachers who bring at least 2 high school students to the lecture.
  • An essay competition with a $1,000 first place award to high school students who attend the lecture, giving them the opportunity to reflect on the content of the lecture. 

High school teachers and their students in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia region are eligible.

Interested teachers should complete this form by October 11, including their name and contact information, as well as the names of students they will be bringing to the event. Guidelines for the essay competition will be distributed only to teachers who register for the event.

Please contact Kassie Wahlstrom, NHA Operations and Events Coordinator, at [email protected] with any questions.