September 26, 2016
President Obama Awards 2015 National Humanities Medal to James McBride
President Obama awarded Distinguished Writer in Residence James McBride a 2015 National Humanities medal during a White House ceremony on September 22.
For humanizing the complexities of discussing race in America. Through writings about his own uniquely American story, and his works of fiction informed by our shared history, his moving stories of love display the character of the American family.