The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities, currently being constructed at the former site of the historic Lincoln School in Edwardsville, is expected to open in December 2015.
The Center became a reality in 2012 when entrepreneur and influential business leader Mannie Jackson announced the creation of the Mannie Jackson Endowment and Center for the Humanities, and pledged $200,000 to the endowment during a book signing event at Lewis and Clark’s N.O. Nelson Campus in Edwardsville.
Since then, nearly $7 million has been raised to support the Center’s vision, and a groundbreaking ceremony was held on Oct. 16, 2014.
The Center brings together diverse audiences and humanities programming through lectures, readings, dialogues, public service opportunities and humanities programs, and, even without a physical presence, has already sponsored a number of cultural awareness events and programs through Lewis and Clark’s campuses.
Visit www.lc.edu/manniejackson to learn more about the Center at Lewis and Clark Community College.
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