The Declaration of Independence was signed 243 years ago.
July 4th commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America. Signed 243 years ago, this document laid the philosophical foundation of the American ideals of free speech and press, and paved the way for later recognition of these rights.
Almost 2.5 centuries later…
Almost two and a half centuries later, Humanities Montana is invested in examining the connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry. The Informed Citizen program provides access to scholars, journalists, and Pulitzer Prize winners in order to engage students and the public in conversations on topics that explore and analyze the role of the news media in Montana and nationally.
Informed Citizen has engaged over 2,000 people in nearly 30 communities.
Since its inception, Informed Citizen has engaged over 2,000 people in nearly 30 communities throughout Montana. For more information or to book an Informed Citizen program click here →
We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.