JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) – Former Mississippi Laureate and American poet Natasha Trethewey can be amongst these honored by the Mississippi Humanities Council Awards.
The 2021 Humanities Prize is scheduled for March 26 at 7 p.m. on the Social Sciences and Humanities Council’s Fb and YouTube channels, Clarion’s Ledger reported. The ceremony is happening on-line this yr as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
Trethewey will obtain the Cora Norman Award in recognition of his literary profession, the newspaper reported.
Trethewey, initially from Gulfport, is the writer of 5 books of poetry. They embody the Pulitzer Prize winner Native Guard. She additionally wrote the non-fiction ebook, “Past Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast”.
Trethewey has used his artwork to “give voice to individuals who have too usually been neglected, hidden from our mainstream narratives,” stated Stuart Rockoff, govt director of the Mississippi Humanities Council.
“His work is a testomony to the facility of fact and reminiscence in accepting the load of our historical past,” he stated in an announcement.
Others to be honored embody James Giesen, affiliate professor of historical past at Mississippi State College.
Marta Smally can be acknowledged for main a bilingual household studying program on the Horn Lake Public Library.
The Hawkins vs City of Shaw challenge can even be honored. The challenge included a play and a sequence of historic markers telling the story of a neighborhood freedom motion within the Mississippi Delta that culminated in a federal civil rights case.
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