John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities

Inaugurated in 1990, this award honors distinguished individuals who have strengthened the educational, cultural, and civic life of North Carolinians through their life’s work. The award is named for its first recipient and a founding member of North Carolina Humanities, the late Dr. John Tyler Caldwell, pictured below.

 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  Midnight, April 18, 2021

Nomination Timeline: The 2021 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities recipient will be chosen by North Carolina Humanities’ Board of Trustees in spring 2021. The recipient will be notified in spring/summer 2021. The recipient will be honored at a public event in fall 2021. Please note this information is subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Questions? Please email Melanie Moore Richeson at mmoore@nchumanities.org.

Past Laureates:

  • 1990 – John Tyler Caldwell
  • 1991 – John Hope Franklin
  • 1992 – Doris Waugh Betts
  • 1993 – Samuel Talmadge Ragan
  • 1994 – Anne Firor Scott
  • 1995 – John Marsden Ehle
  • 1996 – William W. Finlator
  • 1997 – Charles Bishop Kuralt
  • 1998 – Dorothy Spruill Redford
  • 1999 – William C. Friday
  • 2000 – Thomas J. Lassiter, Jr.
  • 2001 – Houston Gwynne (H.G.) Jones
  • 2002 – Reynolds Price
  • 2003 – Wilma Dykeman and Hugh Morton
  • 2004 – Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans
  • 2005 – Louis D. Rubin, Jr.
  • 2006 – Benjamin Eagles Fountain, Jr.
  • 2007 – Emily Herring Wilson
  • 2008 – Walt Wolfram
  • 2009 – Marsha White Warren
  • 2010 – Fred Chappell
  • 2011 – David Price
  • 2012 – Betty Ray McCain
  • 2013 – Sally Dalton Robinson and Russell M. Robinson II
  • 2014 – Edwin Graves Wilson
  • 2015 – Harvey Gantt
  • 2017 – Bland Simpson
  • 2018 – Margaret Donovan Bauer
  • 2019 – Jaki Shelton Green
  • 2020 – James W. Clark, Jr.

Thank you for your submission!