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The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

September 10, 2015 at 6pm I Ohio Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio

The Anisfield-Wolf Awards recognize books that make important contributions to our understanding of racism and cultural diversity. For 80 years, the distinguished books earning Anisfield-Wolf prizes have opened and challenged our minds. This year, the gala awards ceremony, hosted by the Cleveland Foundation and Dr. Henry Gates, Jr. begins at 6 p.m., Thursday, September 10, in the Ohio Theatre, 1511 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland. A reception and book signing will follow. Tickets are free and obtainable starting July 2015. Call the PlayhouseSquare ticket office at 216-241-6000.
 

From The Jury Chair

Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Letter from the Chairman, Henry Louis Gates Jr. Thoughtful, provocative writing about cultural identity has been rare in this country, so that makes it even more remarkable that... Read More →

From The Cleveland Foundation

Ronald Richard
Established in 1914, the Cleveland Foundation is the world’s first community foundation and one of the largest today, with assets of $2.1 billion and 2014 grants of $98 million... Read More →

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