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In honor of Pulitzer's centennial, scholars bring important conversations to California cities

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Paul Gigot, Pulitzer Prize Board Chair and Editorial Page Director, The Wall Street Journal, makes opneing remarks during the Centennial Celebration of Pulitzer Prizes at The Newseum in Washington, DC. Leigh Vogel/Getty Images

California Humanities and the Pulitzer Prize Board have partnered together to launch an “On the Road” series to commemorate 100 years of recognizing excellence in American journalism, music and literature.

With the help of a $40,000 grant award from the Pulitzer Prize Board, California Humanities has organized six-city tour to “deepen the the public’s engagement with current issues through the humanities lens of critical discourse and multiple viewpoints.”

Conversations will focus on critical community issues such as journalism and democracy, the future of nonrenewable resources and the lessons learned from Cesar Chavez farm labor movement. The tour kicks off Thursday at the Huntington Library in San Marino. Pulitzer Prize winners Alan Taylor and Elizabeth Fenn will host a conversation about the importance of historical literacy in the modern day, click here for tickets.

Tour stops also include San Jose, Salinas, Fresno and Oakland.

​Guests:

William Deverell, professor and chair of the history department at USC, where he also directs the Huntington - University of Southern California Institute on California and the West

Alan Taylor, historian and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner (1996 and 2015). He will join fellow historian and Pulitzer winner Elizabeth Fenn for a conversation on the need for historical perspective in our times  

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