White House to honor Yale professor with National Humanities Medal

July 28, 2014

A Yale faculty member who is a leading scholar on slavery and abolition and two Yale alumni — an award-winning radio host and a renowned architect — have been honored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts with the organizations’ highest honors.

The Yale affiliates being awarded National Humanities Medals are David Brion Davis, Sterling Professor Emeritus of American History, and Krista Tippett ’94 M.Div., radio host and author. Architect Billie Tsien ’71 will receive a National Medal of Art, along with her husband and partner, Todd Williams.

President Barack Obama will present the awards at a ceremony at the White House on Monday, July 28. The medals ceremony will be live-streamed at 3 p.m.

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