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An Inside Look at Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands

A Discussion Featuring  Rita Coburn, Denyce Graves, and George Shirley Produced in partnership with American Masters / The WNET Group and Carnegie Hall, made possible by the immeasurably generous gifts of two Better Angels: Robert F. Smith, Chairman of the Board of Carnegie Hall, and Mercedes Bass, Vice Chair of the Board of Carnegie Hall. This event, which

The Better Angels Society and the Library of Congress Announce Jury for Fourth Annual Prize for Film

Washington, DC – May 12, 2022 – The Better Angels Society, the Library of Congress, and the Crimson Lion/Lavine Family Foundation today announced this year’s Jury for the fourth annual Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, which recognizes exemplary accomplishment in historical documentaries. Six celebrated voices across government, academia, and film will

The Better Angels Society and the Library of Congress Announce Honorary Committee for Fourth Annual Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film

Washington, DC – April 12, 2022 – The Better Angels Society, the Library of Congress, and the Crimson Lion/Lavine Family Foundation today announced this year’s Honorary Committee for the fourth annual Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, which recognizes exemplary accomplishment in historical documentaries. The Honorary Committee is a distinguished group of

The Better Angels Society and Georgetown University Partner for Event with Ken Burns to Encourage Open Dialogue

The discussion, “Franklin and Diplomacy”, moderated by Judy Woodruff, featuring Ken Burns, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns, now available HERE. Washington, DC – March 23, 2022 – Today, The Better Angels Society and Georgetown University partnered to host an event with Ken Burns designed to encourage open,

Submissions Open for Fourth Annual Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film

THE BETTER ANGELS SOCIETY AND THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS OPEN SUBMISSIONS FOR FOURTH ANNUAL LIBRARY OF CONGRESS LAVINE/KEN BURNS PRIZE FOR FILM Washington, DC – February 22, 2022 – The Better Angels Society, the Library of Congress, and the Crimson Lion/Lavine Family Foundation today announced that entries are being accepted for the fourth annual

Announcing the 2022 Ken Burns American Heritage Prize Recipient

Via Press Release from Alison Fox, CEO of American Prairie ||  2022 Ken Burns American Heritage Prize Recipient Announcement American Prairie is proud to announce that Academy® Award-winning filmmaker, Jimmy Chin, has been named the recipient of the 2022 Ken Burns American Heritage Prize for his ability as a filmmaker to combine his artistic eye with his love of adventure, and his authentic and unique perspective

The Impact of College Behind Bars

We are excited to share some wonderful news: Congress has reversed the ban on Pell Grants for people in prison! As a result, hundreds of thousands of incarcerated men and women will have access to higher education in the coming years. We want to thank our donors who supported College Behind Bars and brought the transformative

THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS LAVINE/KEN BURNS PRIZE FOR FILM LAUNCHES MENTORSHIP PROGRAM FOR HISTORY DOCUMENTARIANS

The Better Angels Society and the Crimson Lion/Lavine Family Foundation today announced The Better Angels/Lavine Fellowship, a new mentorship program for history documentary filmmakers whose work explores inclusive stories drawn from America’s past. The Fellowship is a new element of the Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, an annual award recognizing documentary

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