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Tribute to Anthony Lewis

  • John F. Kennedy Library and Museum JFK Library, 220 William T. Morrissey Blvd Boston MA 02125 (map)

Anthony Lewis is often credited with creating the field of legal journalism. He won his first Pulitzer Prize in 1955 for covering the case of a civilian employee of the U.S. Navy who was unfairly dismissed as a security risk. His second Pulitzer came several years later for his work in covering the Supreme Court. "For more than four decades, from Birmingham to Israel to Bosnia to welfare reform," writer James Carroll has said, "Lewis has embodied the prophetic function of the press in a free society."

With Jill Abramson, Executive Editor of the New York Times, Boston Globe columnist James Carroll, historian Jill Ker Conway, New Yorker writer Hendrik Hertzberg, veteran broadcaster Christopher Lydon, former Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Margaret Marshall, and Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power.

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Earlier Event: October 26
Tribute to Seamus Heaney
Later Event: November 4
Best American Short Stories 2013