Congressman John Lewis received the Life and Liberty Award from the NHSCS on May 18, 2012, for his work in helping to protect human rights and secure individual liberties. With Lewis in the photo is Ruby Sales, a former Alabama resident who was saved from an attacker's bullet in 1965 when Jonathan Daniels, a former Keene, NH resident, pushed her out of the way and was hit instead. Daniels, who was an Episcopal seminarian, travelled to Alabama to participate in the march from Selma to Montgomery. He died from the bullet. He was awarded a posthumous Life and Liberty Award.
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National Public Radio's award-winning legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg will speak in Concord at the Capital Center for the Arts on Friday, October 2, 2015. Robin Young of WBUR's "Here and Now" will interview Totenberg.
While this event is free, tickets are required. Tickets are available on the Capitol Center for the Arts website. There is a limit of 4 tickets per person for the general public.
Totenberg's coverage of the Supreme Court and national legal affairs has won her widespread recognition. In 1991, her ground-breaking report about University of Oklahoma Law Professor Anita Hill's allegations of sexual harassment by Judge Clarence Thomas led the Senate Judiciary Committee to re-open Thomas's Supreme Court confirmation hearings to consider Hill's charges. NPR received the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for its gavel-to-gavel coverage — anchored by Totenberg — of both the original hearings and the inquiry into Anita Hill's allegations, and for Totenberg's reports and exclusive interview with Hill.
Totenberg has received numerous awards for her reporting, including the American Judicature Society's first-ever award honoring a career body of work in the field of journalism and the law. A frequent contributor to major newspapers and periodicals, she has published articles in The New York Times Magazine, The Harvard Law Review, The Christian Science Monitor, Parade Magazine, New York Magazine, and others.
Robin Young brings more than 25 years of broadcast experience to her role as host of Here & Now. She is a Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker who has also reported for NBC, CBS, and ABC television and for several years was substitute host and correspondent for The Today Show. Young has received several Emmy Awards for her television work, as well as cable's Ace award, the Religious Public Relations Council's Wilbur Award and the National Conference of Christians and Jews Gold Award. She has also received radio's regional Edward R. Murrow award.
This event is sponsored by the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society as its 2015 King Lecture Series.