Cokie Roberts, 2015 Humanist of the Year
Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech
Place Covered: Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 2015-04-23
Subjects: Roberts, Cokie | Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities | National Endowment for the Humanities | Politics | Boggs, Hale, 1914-1972 | Boggs, Lindy, 1916-2013 | Women | History
- Roberts, Cokie Speaker
A speech by Cokie Roberts accepting the 2015 Humanist of the Year Award from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) on April 23, 2015. Roberts, the daughter of the late Congressman Hale Boggs and the late Congresswoman Lindy Boggs, is a journalist, author, and political analyst. She discusses: her family’s political history in Louisiana; her mother’s involvement in the creation of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH); the successes of LEH; her mission of representing women in history and the fuller picture their accounts provide; women’s correspondence in American history; NEH’s contribution to providing access to online historical newspapers; how the historical newspapers have helped her research; and the importance of the humanities in everyday life.