Mary Ellen Brooks, director emerita of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, will be given a Governor’s Award in the Humanities at the 25th awards luncheon Tuesday, May 11 at the Old Georgia Railroad Freight Depot in downtown Atlanta! The day will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the Annual Humanities Lecture, delivered this year by National Endowment for the Humanities Chair, former U.S. Congressman Jim Leach.
Immediately following Leach’s address, the awards luncheon will take place, honoring this year’s humanities heroes. Nine individuals and three organizations will receive awards.