The 2016 Joseph P. del Tufo Annual Lecture was held Thursday, October 20 at 6:30 PM at Arsht Hall in Wilmington. Thank you to everyone who attended! If you missed it, be sure to check our website in the near future for a link to Dr. N.D.B. Connolly‘s lecture Rethinking Jim Crow Segregation.
Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 5, 2017 for the next Annual Lecture with Dr. Vicki Ruiz of University of California, Irvine.
About Dr. Joseph P. del Tufo
The Annual Lecture memorializes and honors Dr. Joseph P. del Tufo, an admired member of the Delaware Humanities Council who developed a weekly radio broadcast program “Philosophy on the Air” with his colleagues Frank Dilley and Bill Williams. He earned great respect from the students he taught at Delaware State College (now Delaware State University) as a professor of Philosophy and English. In 1979, Dr. del Tufo was named the first recipient of the Delaware Humanities Award. After his death that same year, the award was re-named in his honor to recognize academic accomplishment and commitment to providing accessible humanities programs for public enrichment.
The OAH promotes excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, and encourages a wide discussion of historical questions and equitable treatment of all practitioners of history.