OVERVIEW: Florida Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Activities

Presented by:
Florida Humanities Council
Current Initiative: Centennial Campfires National Partner: The Pulitzer Prizes Local Partner: Colleges and Universities Subject: History, Journalism, Other Audience: All, Colleges and Universities, Educators, K-12, Young Adult, Youth/Teen

In seeking to illuminate the impact of journalism and the humanities on American life today and inspire new generations of Pulitzer Prize winners, the Florida Humanities Council co-hosted two public forums with Florida State University and the University of Miami Center for the Humanities featuring Presidential Historian Jon Meacham. Meacham discussed the evolving role of the American presidency, citing lessons learned from research for his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, his best-selling book on Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson :The Art of Power, and his biography on George H.W. Bush, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush. The University of Miami event drew an audience of 600 and the Florida State event drew an audience of 400.

MAJOR PARTNERSHIPS INCLUDED:

  • The University of Miami
  • Florida State University

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS OCCURRED IN:

  • Coral Gables, FL
  • Tallahassee, FL

PULITZER PRIZE PARTICIPANTS:

  • Jon Meacham, Biography (2009)

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