Stanley Nelson Receives the 2013 National Humanities Medal from President Obama


President Barack Obama recently announced the 10 winners of the 2013 National Humanities Medals, and our very own Stanley Nelson was one of the recipients! Yesterday he received the medal, awarded for outstanding achievements in history, cultural studies, filmmaking, cultural commentary, and historic preservation from President Obama at the White House.

The medal citation for Stanley reads as follows:

Stanley Nelson, producer and director, for documenting the story of African Americans through film. By turning a camera on both the well-known and unknown narratives of African Americans, Mr. Nelson has exposed injustice and triumph while revealing new depths of our Nation’s history.

Please read the wonderfully written NEH profile about Stanley and join us in saluting him for changing the story and elevating our history to new heights!

Response (1)

  1. Mr. Nelson:

    I could not turn the channel once I understood the subject matter of the Panther documentary. My hat is off to you for a fantastic documentary.

    My name is Wendell McQuillaand as an Educator of TV in the East Orange School District as well asanEducational TV Producer, your type of work is right up my alley.

    I don’t know if you give workshops and/or lectures but I’d be honored to meet and/or speak with you sometime. I live in Jersey City.


    Wendell McQuilla
    C 201-401-2945

    P.S. I’m on LinkedIn

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