December 18, 2011
Judge Diane P. Wood will accept the eighth Theodore Roosevelt-Woodrow Wilson Public Service Award on behalf of the recipient, Sandra Day O’Connor, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States (retired), at the AHA’s 126th annual meeting in Chicago.
Since her retirement in 2006 Justice O’Connor has tirelessly promoted public understanding and teaching of history through civics (and civics through history), especially at the secondary school level. She has consistently placed historical knowledge and understanding at the center of civic competency, and argued that the ability of citizens to guide their society thoughtfully into the future depends on actively educating people about their history.
The presentation of the Theodore Roosevelt-Woodrow Wilson Public Service Award will take place during the General Meeting on Friday, January 6, beginning at 8:30 p.m. in the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago Ballroom VI.
Please note, the Roosevelt-Wilson award was originally scheduled to be presented on Thursday, January 5, and appears that way in the print Program. The Plenary Session on Thursday, January 5 will begin a 8:00 p.m.