The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced Rudolfo Anaya as one of twelve distinguished recipients of the 2015 National Humanities Medal. On September 22, 2016, President Barack Obama will present the awards in a formal ceremony at the White House. According to the NEH press release, Anaya was chosen “For his pioneering stories of the American southwest. His works of fiction and poetry celebrate the Chicano experience and reveal universal truths about the human condition—and as an educator, he has spread a love of literature to new generations.”
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This Month in New Mexico History
|January 19, 1847 - The first appointed territorial governor of New Mexico, Charles Bent, was murdered and scalped in front of his Taos home while his terrified family watched during the Taos Rebellion, a futile revolt against the new American rule.|
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