Caldwell Award

Caldwell Award

The John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council's highest honor, has been presented annually since its inauguration in 1990. Named for its first recipient, the late Dr. John Tyler Caldwell, from 1959-1975 the chancellor of North Carolina State University and a founding member of the North Carolina Humanities Council, the award pays tribute to individuals whose life and work illuminate one or more of the multiple dimensions of human life where the humanities come into play: civic, personal, intellectual, and moral.

The 2019 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities 

The North Carolina Humanities Council’s Board of Trustees selected Jaki Shelton Green as the recipient of the 2019 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council’s most prestigious honor. A public award ceremony and reception will be held in Oct 2, 2019 in Chapel Hill. The event will be free and open to public but registration is required, click here to register.

The Caldwell Award will recognize Green for her lifelong achievements as a teacher, humanities advocate and ambassador for poetry and the spoken word in North Carolina.

The Council is proud to have the following sponsors for our 2019 event:

For gift opportunities or to become a sponsor, contact Melanie Moore at 704-687-1524 or or donate online.